To recognize James Baldwin and his extraordinary cultural legacy, the MacDowell Colony’s library is being named in his honor. Baldwin’s work as a novelist, poet, activist, essayist, playwright, social critic, and cultural leader continues to have enormous impact on the public imagination. Three times during the 1950s, Baldwin came to MacDowell to advance books that became seminal works and he recalled the Colony as his, “favorite sanctuary for writing.”
Housing more than 15,000 books, recordings, musical scores, films, and visual works created by past Fellows, the James Baldwin library offers an extraordinary resource and connects artists across the decades.
Light refreshments will be served in the library after an outdoor ceremony.
Rain or shine.
Registration: RSVP is required.
Contact: The MacDowell Colony