2018 New Hampshire Benefit and James Baldwin Library Dedication

In celebration of James Baldwin’s (MF ’54, ’58, ’60) contributions to American society and culture as a prolific writer and artist, The MacDowell Colony honored him with weekend-long festivities.

Our annual New Hampshire Benefit, this year on November 3, raised more than $41,000 and included a stirring performance by baritone Phil Lima and brief words by poet and Fellow Kevin Young. Video is available below. The New Hampshire Benefit is held at the Colony each year and brings together artists-in-residence, MacDowell supporters, and business leaders for an intimate community celebration of art and artists.

On Sunday November 4, both Young and author and Fellow Florence Ladd helped us dedicate the James Baldwin Library before a crowd of more than 100 people. Video of the ceremony can be viewed below.

To learn more about the New Hampshire Benefit or to become a sponsor, please contact Dean Klingler at events@macdowellcolony.org or 212.535.9690

James Baldwin

Photo by Allan Warren