Medal Day 2023: Alanis Obomsawin

23jul12:15 pm4:00 pmMedal Day 2023: Alanis Obomsawin

Event Details

Come and join arts lovers from around the region on Sunday, July 23, as the 63rd Edward MacDowell Medal is presented to esteemed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin during our free and open-to-the-public celebration. After a brief award ceremony, visitors will enjoy a picnic lunch before artists-in-residence open their studios to the public, giving attendees the unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the nation’s oldest artist residency and speak with the creators about their work.
Obomsawin was selected by a panel chaired by Tabitha Jackson, former director of the Sundance Film Festival. Joining her on the panel are Bird Runningwater, who guides the Sundance Institute’s investment in Native American and Indigenous filmmakers; MacDowell Fellows and filmmakers Natalia Almada, Rodney Evans, and So Yong Kim; MacDowell Fellow and Board Member Julia Solomonoff, and Board Member Josh Siegel, film curator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Award-winning speaker and best-selling author Jesse Wente will give the presentation speech on Obomsawin’s impact on the culture and her career in documentary filmmaking.
Don’t miss this spectacular day, which we will celebrate rain or shine.
Share and follow along in the festivities on social media with #MacDowellMedal.
Medal Day Schedule: Ceremony 12:15 p.m. Picnic Lunch 1:15 p.m. Open Grounds 2:15 p.m.
Bring your own or purchase a picnic basket through MacDowell. The purchase deadline is July 10.
For more details about the event, sponsorships, or picnic basket purchases, go to:
To read the full press release about Medalist Alanis Obomsawin go to:
We thank our sponsors: RiverMead Lifecare Community Delta Dental BCM Environmental and Land Law Franklin Pierce University Penguin Random House Weekender Hotels University of Nebraska Press



July 23, 2023 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm(GMT-11:00)


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