A Century of Creativity - The MacDowell Colony 1907–2007

Exhibition Highlights

Aaron Copeland

  • Margery Smith. Aaron Copland, ca. 1961. Photographic print. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (86) Digital ID # ppmsca-13454 Courtesy of the MacDowell Colony
  • The cast of Billy the Kid, featuring Erick Hawkins, Eugene Loring, and Lew Christensen, center, 1938. Photograph. George Platt Lynes. Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. © Estate of George Platt Lynes. (87) Digital ID #mc0087
  • Aaron Copland. Billy the Kid. Autograph full score, 1938. Aaron Copland Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress. ©1978 The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., sole licensee (33) Digital ID #mc0033

Alone Together

Dorothy Heyward and Dubose Heward

Leonard Bernstein

Our Town


Colony Traditions

  • Tombstones from Alexander Studio, 1954–1958; and Veltin Studio, 1936–1952. Courtesy of The MacDowell Colony (89.1 and 89.2)
  • Julia Jacquette. MacDowell Colony Picnic Basket, 1998. Courtesy of The MacDowell Colony (91)
  • Margaret Widdemer. Marian MacDowell delivering lunch baskets, ca. 1919. Photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (11) Digital ID #ppmsca-13428

Early Years

Mid-Twentieth Century

Contemporary: 1980s to Present

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