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Marian MacDowell and Famous Fellows

Marian MacDowell is seated outside her home, Hillcrest, with notable Fellows (from left) Paul Nordoff, Thorton Wilder, Nikolai Lopatnikoff, and Margaret Widdemer.

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Marian on Log Cabin porch

Marian MacDowell looks out into the forest from the porch of Edward’s log cabin. The cabin she had built for her husband is opened to visitors on Medal Day every August.

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Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell by Louis Fabian Bachrach.

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MacDowell Music Room

The sun offers dramatic highlights to Edward MacDowell’s music room in Hillcrest.
(David Macy photo)

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Hillcrest

Marian MacDowell purchased an abandoned farm, Hillcrest, about a mile from the Peterborough train station in 1896.
(R.D. Carley photo)

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Library at Night

A Fellow takes a break outside Savidge Library on a cool summer night as a fire acts as a beacon for artists.
(John W. Hession photo)

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Library Interior

A Fellow works at a Savidge Library computer station in the bright, comfortable interior of the Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects-designed addition.
(John W. Hession photo)

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Savidge Library

Savidge Library is framed by trees in the fading light of an early autumn evening.
(Ngoc Minh Ngo photo)

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Savidge Library

Asters bloom in the landscape on the south side of The MacDowell Colony’s Savidge Library.
(Ngoc Minh Ngo photo)

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Log Cabin

A late-spring view of Edward MacDowell’s log cabin.
(Jonathan Gourlay photo)

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Log Cabin

Forest surrounds the log cabin Marian MacDowell had constructed for her husband in 1899. She delivered a lunch to Edward when he retreated to the cabin to compose on his piano.
(Jonathan Gourlay photo)

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Marian Outside of Log Cabin

Marian MacDowell poses for a photo outside her husband’s log cabin on the path that leads down the hill toward Hillcrest.

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The Eaves

The Eaves is likely the oldest building on the Colony grounds. The Tenney Farm home, purchased along with the farm in 1912, has been renovated as a dormitory building for Fellows.

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Medal Day crowd

The public gathers for 2016’s Medal Day honoring novelist and Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison.
(Dan Millbauer photo)

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Toni Morrison 2016

Edward MacDowell Medalist Toni Morrison tells the 2016 Medal Day crowd how she became a writer.
(Joanna Eldredge Morrissey photo)

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Michael Chabon Greets the Crowd

MacDowell Colony Chairman and author Michael Chabon greets the Medal Day 2016 crowd who have gathered to honor Toni Morrison.
(Joanna Eldredge Morrissey photo)

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Fellows Share a Laugh

MacDowell Fellows Maude Mitchell, Lee Breuer, and Basil Twist share a laugh during a mild day in the winter of 2018.
(Joanna Eldredge Morrissey photo)

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Breakfast Family Style

Fellows often say that the breakfasts and dinners experienced in common are among the most valuable aspects of a MacDowell Colony residency.
(Joanna Eldredge Morrissey photo)

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Leonard Bernstein

Composer Leonard Bernstein was in residence at MacDowell three times, in 1962, 1970, and 1972, and worked on his Mass here.
(Bernice B. Perry photo)

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Benny Andrews

Painter Benny Andrews was in residence at MacDowell four times, in 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1978.
(Bernice B. Perry photo)

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Michael Chabon

Novelist Michael Chabon during a break in his writing day in Adams Studio. He wrote parts of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, and Moonglow during MacDowell residencies.
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Alice Walker

Author Alice Walker came to The MacDowell Colony in 1967 and 1974 to work on her first and second novels, The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Meridian.
(Bernice B. Perry photo)

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James Baldwin and Fellows of 1954

Author James Baldwin (who was at MacDowell three times) is seen second from left in this group shot of Fellows from 1954.
(Bernice B. Perry photo)

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Dinner

Fellows having dinner on the first day of summer in 2017.
(Dan Millbauer photo)

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