The MacDowell Colony National Benefit 2019: Made At MacDowell

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
New York City

Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Program & Dinner
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Auction & Dessert
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Emcee Susan Blackwell*

Featuring work by
Rodney Evans*
Grace McLean*
An homage to James Baldwin* from Grammy-nominated performer
Meshell Ndegeocello
Tommy Orange*
Jiehae Park*

(*MacDowell Colony Fellow)

Festive Attire

Made at MacDowell

Honorary Chairs

Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg
Ava DuVernay
Baz Luhrmann
Anna Deavere Smith
Sir Patrick Stewart

Every spring, MacDowell artists, supporters, and friends gather in New York City to celebrate the power and influence of art. We invite you to join us for an evening showcasing a selection of works Made at MacDowell. All works presented at this festive event were created at, inspired by, or finished at the Colony during the artists’ residency.

If you attend one party this year, this is the one!

Since 1907, MacDowell’s mission has been to create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis. We do that by providing the essential support for emerging and established artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work.

For information about sponsoring our 2019 event or to purchase a table please contact Dean Klingler at or 212.535.9690.

Dinner Chairs

Christine and Todd Fisher
Anne Stark Locher and Kurt Locher
Robert and Stephanie Olmsted
Thomas and Babs Putnam
Andrew and Barbara Senchak
Amy Davidson Sorkin and David Sorkin
Peter Wirth

Benefit Patrons

Bill and Bunny Beekman
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Eleanor Briggs
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman
Elizabeth and Russell Gaudreau
John Hargraves and Nancy Newcomb
Darrell and Robin Harvey
Charles F. Stone III and Theresa Stone
Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum
Helen S. Tucker

Business Sponsors

Penguin Random House
Harper Collins Pubishers
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Sponsor list in formation

MacDowell Pines, Lilian Garcia-Roig, MF ’06, ‘08
Detail A from MacDowell Pines, Lilian Garcia-Roig, MF ’06, ‘08
Detail B from MacDowell Pines, Lilian Garcia-Roig, MF ’06, ‘08

Past National Benefits

The national benefit at MacDowell's NYC space at 521 West 23rd Street in 2018 raised more than $620,000 for critical operating support.

2018 National Benefit