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MacDowell artists sign their names on “tombstones” that reside in each studio.
MacDowell artists sign their names on “tombstones” that reside in each studio.

Artists and Works Supported by MacDowell

The following is a small sample of some of the artists and work that have benefited from MacDowell Fellowships:

Benny Andrews   Various Paintings (visual art)
James Baldwin   Giovanni’s Room (novel)
Leonard Bernstein   Mass (composition)

Willa Cather

  Death Comes for the Archbishop (novel)
Michael Chabon   The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (novel)
Aaron Copland  

Billy the Kid (musical)

Richard Danielpour   Margaret Garner (opera)
E.L. Doctorow  

Billy Bathgate (novel)

Louise Erdrich  

Love Medicine (novel)

Jeffrey Eugenides  

Middlesex (novel)

Janet Fish   Various Works (visual art)

Scott Frankel, Michael Korie,
and Doug Wright


Grey Gardens (musical)

Jonathan Franzen  

The Corrections (novel)

Spalding Gray   Impossible Vacation (novel)
DuBose and Dorothy Heyward  

Porgy and Bess (novel and musical)

Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman   Last Day of Freedom (short documentary)
Oscar Hijuelos  

The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love (novel)

James Lapine   King Lear (play)
Audre Lorde  

Zami (autobiography)

Suzan-Lori Parks  

Topdog/Underdog (play)

Josh Marston  

Maria Full of Grace (film)

Meredith Monk  

Possible Sky (composition)

Paul Moravec  

Tempest Fantasy (composition)

Andrew Norman   Play (symphony)
Gregory Pardlo   Digest (poetry)
Ruth Reichl  

Comfort Me With Apples (memoir)

Faith Ringgold   Various Works (visual art)
Edwin Arlington Robinson   Tristam (poetry)
Ira Sachs  

Forty Shades of Blue (film)

Alice Sebold  

The Lovely Bones (novel)

Vijay Seshadri    3 Sections (poetry)
Bright Sheng  

H’Un (Lacerations) (composition)

Studs Terkel  

Division Street (nonfiction)

Virgil Thomson  

Mother of Us All (composition)

Paula Vogel  

How I Learned to Drive (play)

Wendy Wasserstein  

Third (play)

Thornton Wilder  

Our Town (play)