Chairman's Evening

December 9, 2019

The Glasshouses, Chelsea
545 W 25th Street, NY, NY
6:30-10:00 pm

The MacDowell Colony Chairman’s Evening, started by Michael Chabon, The MacDowell Colony’s Chairman of the Board, brings together two iconic artists of our time to engage in the kind of high-octane conversation about creativity that takes place at the Colony every day.

This intimate event truly exemplifies our mission to shine a light on the impact that art can have on society. Hosting 125 people, the evening provides a warm year end gathering, rounding out a season of arts and literature events in New York. Past participants have included, Martin Scorsese, Lena Dunham, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Patti Smith, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Stephen Sondheim, Ira Glass, and other special guests all in conversation with Michael Chabon.

To learn more about this event or to become a sponsor, please contact Dean Klingler at or 212.535.9690

Michael Chabon

Portrait by Benjamin Tice Smith

Michael Chabon is a MacDowell Fellow (14x, 1996 – 2017) and the Chairman of The MacDowell Colony Board of Directors and the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novels The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Wonder Boys, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Summerland, The Final Solution, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, Gentlemen of the Road, Telegraph Avenue, and Moonglow; the short story collections A Model World and Werewolves in Their Youth; and the essay collections Maps and Legends, Manhood for Amateurs, and Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife, novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.

Michael's guests for the evening will be announced soon.

Check back to find out who'll be sharing the stage with Michael

Past Chairman's Evenings