Medal Day 2019

Start Date:
Friday, August 9, 2019
End Date:
Sunday, August 11, 2019
The MacDowell Colony
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458

Edward MacDowell Medal 2019 Honoring Visual Artist Charles Gaines

Sunday, August 11th

Ceremony: 12:15pm
Picnic on MacDowell's 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 60th Annual Edward MacDowell Medal to visual artist Charles Gaines, a leading figure in the conceptual arts movement. 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 11 will begin at 12:15pm and includes opening remarks by Michael Chabon; a presentation by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem; and acceptance of the Medal by Charles Gaines. 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. Picnic Basket sales through MacDowell are now closed. A small number of baskets will be available at Medal Day on a first come, first served basis.

Please email or call 212-535-9690 for more information. 

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

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.

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