The MacDowell Colony brings together the community with the art and artists at MacDowell in free programs as well as fundraisers to expand appreciation of the arts.
Explore our events below.

MacDowell’s largest public event, Medal Day, is a joyful celebration of America’s leading voices in art. The Medal is bestowed each year to an artist who has made a lasting cultural contribution in their field. Join us on Sunday, August 12th as Chairman Michael Chabon presents our first ever Medal in Comic Arts.

Learn more

Monday, May 7th
Gotham Hall
NYC
Join us for a showcase of Fellows’ work and to honor Cheryl Young for 30 years of Creative Leadership

Learn more

The New Hampshire Benefit – Fall 2018

Learn more

Each December MacDowell caps off our year with this exclusive Friends of MacDowell members evening featuring Michael Chabon in conversation with some of the art world’s most fascinating voices.

Learn more

Join The MacDowell Colony and The Curator Gallery on Wednesday, April 18 for the opening of MacDowell NOW: Recent Abstract Painting featuring the work of MacDowell Fellows.

Learn more

MacDowell Downtown is a free series of presentations open to the public by MacDowell Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough.

Learn more

Each year, the Fellows Executive Committee hosts the Annual Fellows Party in New York, reuniting recent and past Colony Fellows in celebration of MacDowell’s mission and its ongoing role in their lives. Proceeds from the event go toward a gift for the Colony.

Learn more