The MacDowell Colony brings together the community with the art and artists
at MacDowell in free programs as well as fundraisers to expand appreciation of the arts.
Explore our events below.
Annual and Upcoming Events
A star-studded group of artists will perform and read from works by MacDowell Colony Fellows at our annual National Benefit in NYC. All proceeds support Fellowships for more than 300 artists who come annually from all corners of the globe.
Made At MacDowell
Monday, May 6th 2019
Gotham Hall, NYC
MacDowell Downtown is a free series of presentations open to the public by MacDowell Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough.Learn more
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.Learn more
Each year, the Fellows Executive Committee hosts the Annual Fellows Party in New York, reuniting recent and past Colony Fellows in celebration of MacDowell’s mission and its ongoing role in their lives. Proceeds from the event go toward a gift for the Colony.Learn more
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.Learn more
Each December MacDowell caps off our year with this exclusive Friends of MacDowell members evening featuring Michael Chabon in conversation with some of the art world’s most fascinating voices.
The High Line Hotel Refectory Room
To recognize James Baldwin and his extraordinary cultural legacy, the MacDowell Colony’s library has been named in his honor. Baldwin’s work as a novelist, poet, activist, essayist, playwright, social critic, and cultural leader continues to have enormous impact on the public imagination.Learn more
Flash sale of limited-edition hardcover copies of Bookends by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Chairman of the Board of MacDowell. The paperback of this book will not be available in bookstores until 2019.Learn more
Join The MacDowell Colony and The Curator Gallery on Wednesday, April 18 for the opening of MacDowell NOW: Recent Abstract Painting featuring the work of MacDowell Fellows.Learn more