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Interdisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang.

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The MacDowell Colony is a leading contemporary arts organization located in Peterborough, NH.

Since 1907, our mission has been to create a space where inspiration happens on a daily basis. We do that by providing essential support for emerging and established artists by bringing together diverse, multidisciplinary talent to exchange ideas and pursue creative work.

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A house of dreams untold – It looks out over the whispering treetops and faces the setting sun.

- Edward A. MacDowell

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