An interactive, mobile-first web app that connects mobile devices to MacDowell Colony artists, art, and events. The Portable MacDowell offers peeks into artist studios, resident profiles, and resident works. An interactive map shows installations and events where MacDowell Colony art can be experienced first-hand.
Founded in 1907, The MacDowell Colony is the oldest artists' colony in The United States. For over 100 years The MacDowell Colony 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.
In 2019, the web app was transitioned into a responsive website and many of the features found in The Portable MacDowell where added to macdowellcolony.org.