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Firth Studio Upgrade Cuts Carbon Emissions, Increases Workspace and Adds Live-in Comfort

June 3, 2022

Renovation goals included increased usable wall space, improved lighting, and adding a bedroom and full…
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Arrival of 65 Artists at MacDowell Marks Last of COVID-related Reschedules

May 26, 2022

Incoming group of artists working in seven disciplines will arrive from 19 states and eight…
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Swimming in It: Art and (Im)Morality

April 21, 2022

It’s early spring in Paris, and the days are cold and rainy. When the sun…
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MacDowell Admissions Dept. Ramps Up After Surge in New Applicants

April 7, 2022

MacDowell Admissions Director Courtney Bethel answers our questions after a record number of applications for…
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Sonia Sanchez, Poet, Lecturer, Activist for Peace and Racial Justice, Will Receive 2022 MacDowell Medal

March 7, 2022

Professor and international lecturer is a Langston Hughes Award and Robert Frost Medal winner and…
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Pan’s Cottage Gets an Efficiency and Comfort Overhaul

February 15, 2022

Unoccupied for longer than the pandemic, Pan’s Cottage residence hall at MacDowell is finally welcoming…
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MacDowell Decries Artistic Censorship

February 4, 2022

Freedom to Create has always been a touchstone of MacDowell’s core vision and values. We…
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The Eternal Importance of the Artist’s Mystery

January 27, 2022

Last year in Harper’s, the queer writer Garth Greenwell wrote an essay, “Making Meaning: Against…
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MacDowell to Receive $15,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

January 12, 2022

First-time Fellows will benefit from newest round of NEA funding. The National Endowment for the…
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Remembering Stephen Sondheim

November 29, 2021

I first met Stephen Sondheim at his home in New York City, a few months…
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Mahogany L. Browne and Urban Word to Receive Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award at MacDowell Virtual Benefit

November 10, 2021

Second Annual Arts Advocacy Award to be presented during free program of performances, readings, and…
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Campaign to Sustain: John Sieswerda on the Next 100 Years for the MacDowell Forest

November 9, 2021

For #GivingTuesday this year, we are spotlighting MacDowell’s commitment to environmental sustainability and some of…
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Librarian’s Probe into Photographer Leads to Discovery of 1925 Painting of MacDowell Grounds

November 1, 2021

A question about an early 20th-century photographer and a 12-year curiosity about a map have…
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MacDowell Drops Reference Requirement, Restructures Application Deadlines

October 13, 2021

MacDowell, the nation’s first artist residency program, has announced it will suspend a longstanding admissions…
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Invisible No More!

September 22, 2021

The historic appointment of Deb Haaland as U.S. Secretary of the Interior can be traced…
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