<em>Photo credits left to right: Beowulf Sheehan, Edward Mapplethorpe, Joanna Eldredge Morrissey</em>
Photo credits left to right: Beowulf Sheehan, Edward Mapplethorpe, Joanna Eldredge Morrissey

Chairman's Evening

Featuring Patti Smith and Salman Rushdie
in conversation with Michael Chabon

Monday, December 4, 2017

The MacDowell Colony’s new Chelsea Space and The Whitney Museum of American Art

The Chairman’s Evening marks the end of another wonderful year of sharing the best of MacDowell with you, our Friends of MacDowell. We will start the evening with a champagne toast in our new Chelsea office and presentation space and then move on to our new Chairman’s Evening venue, the Whitney Museum of American Art.

We hope you will join us for this extraordinary evening.

6:00-7:00 P.M.
The MacDowell Colony, Chelsea
521 23rd Street, 2nd Floor (btw 10th & 11th Avenues) New York, NY
6:30 sharp – Champagne toast with Chairman of the Board Michael Chabon
7:00 sharp – Depart for the Whitney Museum of American Art, transportation provided
7:30-10:00 P.M.
The Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY
The Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater, 3rd Floor
7:30-8:30 – Program
8:30-10:00 – Cocktail reception w/small plates

This event is open to full Friends of MacDowell members only. To learn more about this member program or to become a Friend, follow this link.

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. Please contact Shaun Newport for questions about your Friends membership at snewport@macdowellcolony.org at 212-535-9690. For more information about this very special evening please contact Dean Klingler at dklingler@macdowellcolony.org or 212-535-9690.

To watch last year’s program with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lena Dunham, click here.

This exclusive annual member event brings together two iconic artists of our time to engage in the kind of high-octane conversation about creativity that takes place at the Colony every day.

“Whether you can change things or not, that does not relieve you of responsibility. You have to fight.”

– Ta-Nehisi Coates

Watch an excerpt from the 2015 program below.

Lin-Manuel Miranda explains the thread from Last Temptation of Christ to Hamilton at the third annual Chairman's Evening on December 7, 2015.