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Chairman's Evening

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lena Dunham Join Michael Chabon for 2016 Chairman's Evening from The MacDowell Colony on Vimeo.

“Whether you can change things or not, that does not relieve you of responsibility. You have to fight”. – Ta Nehisi Coates on Art, MacDowell Chairman’s Evening, 12/5/16

On Monday, December 5, 2016 Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lena Dunham joined Michael Chabon on stage at the New Museum in NY for an electric conversation about creativity, politics, and the lasting impact of their mutual mentor David Carr.

This year’s Chairman’s Evening participants, journalist, National Book Award-winner, comic book superhero, (and MacDowell Fellow!) Ta-Nehisi Coates and Bestselling author, feminist, and HBO showrunner wunderkind Lena Dunham joined our fearless leader, Chairman of the Board and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Michael Chabon in the kind of high-octane conversation about creativity that takes place at the Colony every day.

The Chairman’s Evening is a membership program and reception for the Friends of MacDowell, who make a total annual commitment of $2,500 or more per person, or $5,000 for a dual membership. To join the Friends, contact John Martin by email or phone at 212-535-9690.

To watch last years's program, click here.

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Chariman's Evening 2015
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Martin Scorsese, and Michael Chabon appear on stage at the New Museum before 150 Friends of MacDowell and their guests on December 7, 2015. (Photo Brian Christopher Sargent)
From left: Zadie Smith, Michael Chabon, and Ira Glass shared the stage for a hilarious and scintillating evening of conversation (Photo by Brian Sargent/Five Borough Films)
From left: Zadie SmithMichael Chabon, and Ira Glass shared the stage for a hilarious and scintillating evening of conversation on December 8, 2014 (Photo by Brian Sargent/Five Borough Films)
Chairman Michael Chabon, Paul Simon and Stephen Sondheim.
MacDowell Colony Chairman Michael Chabon shared the stage with Paul Simon and Stephen Sondheim on December 3, 2013. (Photo by Brian Sargent)