The presentation opened on Feb. 22 and will remain on view through Aug. 18. It will be a featured display in the “American Treasures of the Library of Congress” exhibition in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. Exhibition hours are 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
The MacDowell Colony exhibition draws from the Edward and Marian MacDowell Collection in the Music Division and the records of The MacDowell Colony in the Manuscript Division, as well as from the Library's unparalleled holdings of fine prints, first editions and autograph music manuscripts.
The Library's relationship with The MacDowell Colony grew out of Edward MacDowell's friendship with former Music Division Chief Oscar Sonneck. In 1903, MacDowell gave the Library the manuscript of his “Zweite (indianische) Suite, Op. 48,” a gift that inspired the Music Division to begin collecting original music manuscripts and first editions of preeminent American composers.