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.
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. Don't miss Laurie Anderson and Margaret Atwood with Michael!
The Glasshouses Chelsea
Monday, December 9th
TV icon and author Carol Burnett appeared at MacDowell NYC on October 24, 2019, joined by acclaimed memoirists and MacDowell Fellows Amanda Stern and Nell Painter. The three read from their memoirs and discussed the unique challenges of the popular non-fiction form.
Find out where to experience Fellows' work anywhere on the planet. Our listing shows you where you can find the fruits of Fellow labor in film, literature, performance, architecture, theatre, visual art, music, and the interdisciplinary arts.
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.
On Monday, May 6th MacDowell artists, supporters, board, and friends gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City to celebrate the power, diversity, and influence of art. We showcased a selection of works Made At MacDowell and we raised more than half a million dollars for our residency program.
Annual Fellows Party
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the Fellows Executive Committee hosted the Annual Fellows Party in New York, reuniting recent and past Fellows in celebration of MacDowell’s mission and its ongoing role in their lives. Proceeds from the event go toward a gift for The MacDowell Colony.
New Hampshire Benefit "At the Artist's Table"
Hosted by Fellow Dan Hurlin, the evening featured a performance and reading from Fellows Martha Mooke and Sigrid Nunez on October 19th, 2019. A slideshow will be posted to the event page soon.
Annually, the New Hampshire Benefit brings together artists-in-residence, MacDowell supporters, and business leaders for an intimate community celebration of art and artists.
On Sunday, August, 11th, 2019 MacDowell awarded our 60th Edward MacDowell Medal to conceptual artist Charles Gaines. Art lovers from around the region and around the country gather for our most anticipated event of the year on the lush MacDowell grounds to celebrate the achievements of leading voices in American culture. This event is free and open to the public.
James Baldwin Library Dedication
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.
Get Michael Chabon's Latest Book
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.