<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

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Chairman’s Evening, featuring Salman Rushdie and Patti Smith! To see photos from the event, click here.

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.