Monday, February 19, 2007

MacDowell Colony Honored in LOC Exhibit

Artdaily.org reports that the Library of Congress is about to open an exhibit titled "A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907–2007." The display, which runs 22 February through 18 August, will be in the "Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE, in Washington, D.C. Exhibition hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The exhibition [will also be] accessible online."

The MacDowell Colony, located in Peterborough, NH, is recognized as the first and leading artist residency program in America. The current exhibit will include "historical, artistic, and personal documents created by such artists as composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein; playwright Thornton Wilder; novelists Willa Cather and James Baldwin; poet Edwin Arlington Robinson; visual artists Milton Avery, Benny Andrews, and Janet Fish; and others who have made profound contributions to the nation’s creative legacy."

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