Medal Day 2018

Start Date:
Friday, August 10, 2018
End Date:
Sunday, August 12, 2018
The MacDowell Colony
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Edward MacDowell Medal 2018 Honoring Art Spiegelman Comic Artist

Sunday, August 12th
Ceremony: 12:15pm
Picnic on the Colony Grounds: 1:15pm
Open Studios with artists-in-residence: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Rain or Shine


Please join MacDowell and Chairman Michael Chabon as we award the annual Edward MacDowell Medal to comic artist Art Spiegelman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in literature in 1992, for his graphic memoir MausHis comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and thought-provoking content. The Medal is awarded each year to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts.


The Medal Day Ceremony on Sunday, August 12 will begin at 12:15pm and will include opening remarks by Michael Chabon; a presentation by Hillary Chute, literary scholar in comics and graphic novels; and acceptance of the Medal by Art Spiegelman. A picnic lunch and open studios will follow. Guests may bring their own wine or beer.

Medal Day is free and open to the public. You need only click the link below if you wish to RSVP, purchase picnic lunches, or sponsor the event with a donation.

Friends of MacDowell are welcome to attend Satuday's Garden Party as guests!

You may also consider becoming a Friend of MacDowell. Click here for more information.

If you are a Friend of MacDowell, support this year’s Medal Day at the $500 level or above, you will also receive an invitation to our fabulous Garden Party on Saturday evening.

Thank you so much for your support!

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