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An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows

Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows Program, this special evening of dance performances will feature works by several MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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Inside MacArthur’s Creative Thinking Awards

Cecilia Conrad, managing director of the MacArthur Foundation, hosted a discussion at the Commonwealth Club of California with computer vision technologist Maneesh Agrawala and digital artist Camille Utterback, both MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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Inside MacArthur’s Creative Thinking Awards

Join us for a fascinating conversation with MacArthur Fellows from the Bay Area about creative problem solving. Read More
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Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down

Tap dancer/choreograph and MacArthur Fellow Michelle Dorrance brings her troupe to Chicago for a performance of electronic tap music (ETM). Read More
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Our Cities: Natalie Moore & Juan Salgado on Chicago Neighborhoods, Segregation, & Gentrification

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, community leader and MacArthur Fellow Juan Salgado and Natalie Moore discuss economy, inequality, race, violence, and sustainability as it pertains to cities. Read More
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Our Cities: Dave Isay & Camilo José Vergara

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay read selections from his latest book, and Chilean-born photographer Camilo Jose Vergara discussed his recent work. Both are MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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Our Cities: Matthew Desmond & Alex Kotlowitz

Urban sociologist and MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond discussed eviction as an active cause of poverty and share from his recent book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." Read More
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Meet a Maker! Workshop Led by Alex Truesdell, Adaptive Designer and Fabricator

MacArthur Fellow Alex Truesdell will share her story of becoming a maker and fabricator and lead workshops related to her innovative career creating low-tech, affordable learning tools and furniture that enable children with disabilities. Read More
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Grant Park Music Festival

Conductor and MacArthur Fellow Marin Alsop’s week-long residency explores the topics of immigration and assimilation, and features a program that includes jazz violinist Regina Carter,composer Osvaldo Golijov, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein, all MacArthur Fellows. Read More
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"Rutherford’s Travels"

Attend a staged readings of "Rutherford’s Travels," a new theatrical work based on MacArthur Fellow Charles Johnson’s novel, "Middle Passage." A reception with the author will precede the reading on April 16. Read More
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Home Is Where the Art Is

Join novelist and MacArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat for an exploration of the Haitian-American experience. Read More
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It’s What I Do: An Evening with Lynsey Addario

Join MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario for a free public lecture profiling her assignment to the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. Read More
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Video: Voices in a Promised Land

Three MacArthur Fellows—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Aleksandar Hemon, Cecilia Muñoz—talk about their pioneering work as it relates to immigration. Read More
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Matthew Desmond: Evicted

Urban sociologist and MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond will discuss eviction as an active cause of poverty and share from his recent book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City." Read More
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Dave Isay & Camilo José Vergara

As part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay will read selections from his latest book, and Chilean-born photographer Camilo Jose Vergara will discuss his recent work. Both are MacArthur Fellows. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Cecilia A. Conrad

Cecilia A. Conrad

Managing Director

Marlies A. Carruth

Program Director

Jay Goodwin

Senior Program Officer

Laura E. Scholl

Senior Program Officer

Christina Lovely

Program Officer

Don Meyer

Program Officer

Krista L. Pospisil

Program Officer

Maureen P. Atwell

Program Administrator

Eloise E. Daniels

Program Assistant

Diane Estes

Program Assistant

Mariela Evans

Coordinator

Kelsey Ganser

Research Associate

Jennifer Hazen

Program Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon

Managing Director, Communications