The MacDowell website is home to everything about MacDowell artists, art, and events. The site combines deep content from the Portable MacDowell to give peeks into artist studios, resident profiles, and resident works, as well as current MacDowell events, such as the annual Medal Day in which the Edward MacDowell medal is bestowed to an outstanding artist.
Founded in 1907, MacDowell is the oldest artists' residency program in The United States. For over 100 years MacDowell has been home to over 8,000 artists in residence – including winners of 86 Pulitzer Prizes, 31 National Book Awards, 30 Tony Awards, 32 MacArthur Fellowships, 15 Grammys, 8 Oscars, and 828 Guggenheim Fellowships... including Robert Frost, Georgia O’Keeffe, Leonard Bernstein, I.M. Pei, Sonny Rollins, Stephen Sondheim, Toni Morrison, Art Spiegelman, to name a few.