Medal Day

Our 2018 Medal Day is now behind us and what a spectacular day it was! If you were able to be with us on Sunday, August 12th, 2018, we thank you for joining in our celebration of the cultural contributions made by Pulitzer Prize-winning “co-mix” artist Art Spiegelman. Thirty artists-in-residence and 1,200 arts lovers from around the region and the country came to celebrate with a ceremony and 30 open studios after a picnic lunch.

Each August art lovers from around the region and around the country converge on the lush Colony grounds to celebrate the achievements of a leading voice in American culture. This event is free and open to the public.

If you missed it, or if you attended, please join us next August as we award the 60th Edward MacDowell Medal to a visual artist we hope to announce next spring.

Read about our 2018 Medalist Art Spiegelman.

Medal Day

History of Medal Day

The Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts is a national award presented each summer to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the national culture. The award rotates among the disciplines practiced at MacDowell. Following the ceremony, visitors enjoy a picnic lunch and tour open studios. Both the award ceremony and the open studios are free, and open to the public.

Discover the History of Medal Day