A picnic and open studios are features of Medal Day, the one day each year the grounds are open to the public.
Medal Day 2013
Stephen Sondheim is the 54th Edward MacDowell Medal winner. The Edward MacDowell Medal is an award given each year by The MacDowell Colony to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her field. On Sunday, August 11, 2013, the Medal will be awarded to the composer and lyricist during an award ceremony that begins at 12:15 p.m. Read our press release about Stephen Sondheim’s selection as this year’s Medalist.
The award ceremony will feature welcoming remarks from MacDowell’s Chairman, Michael Chabon, and an introduction of the Medalist by writer and critic Frank Rich. This year marks the first time a luminary has been chosen from the realm of musical theatre. After the ceremony, Medal Day guests can then enjoy a picnic lunch on the grounds of the Colony at 1:15 p.m., followed by open studios hosted by MacDowell artists-in-residence from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunches or to purchase a picnic basket for $20. A more detailed schedule of the day’s events will be posted in mid-July. Medal Day is free and open to the public, and takes place rain or shine.
The MacDowell Colony is grateful for the continued support of Lincoln Financial, which has served as the Medal Day Corporate Partner for more than 10 years.
For more information about Medal Day, please contact Dean Klingler at email@example.com or 212-535-9690.