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The MacDowell Colony is a leading contemporary arts organization located in Peterborough, NH.
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Arts Advocacy Day Kicks Off with "The Art of Democracy"

The MacDowell Colony took part in the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on March 20-21. The event, hosted by Americans for the Arts, brought together arts educators and arts organizations from across the United States for a day of seminars and offered an opportunity for state delegations…
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Mixter

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed the Colony’s Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The small building was originally entered on the…
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Adams

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early Colony Hall renovation. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in 1993 and…
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Alexander

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John W. Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John W. Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…
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Garland (formerly Baetz)

Marian MacDowell and friends named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening diamond-pane windows were replaced in…
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Barnard

Originally built near Union Street, the Barnard Studio — which was funded by Barnard College music students — was re-located to its current site in 1910. When the small structure was moved to its current location, its size was doubled with the addition of a second room. This remodeling, financed by Mrs. Thomas E. Emery…
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Calderwood

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; Tim Groesbeck Construction completed the handsome studio in time for the first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement windows and…
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Chapman

Chapman Studio was funded by Mrs. Alice Woodrough Chapman in memory of her husband, composer George Alexander Chapman. Symmetrically massed, the building is stuccoed on the exterior with a natural, unpainted cement. Its unusual half-timbered ornament consists of slender, knotty spruce poles painted a dark green color. A central, peak-roofed entrance porch appears on the north side…
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