Cheers at Five

Tom Piazza

March 30, 2020

Multitalented Yaddo artist Tom Piazza gives us his version of “Buck Dancer’s Choice,” inspired by the great American bluesmen Taj Mahal and Mississippi John Hurt. #MusicMonday

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Yaddo: Making American Culture

March 28, 2020

Today, a quick #ThrowbackSaturday tour of the treasure trove of photographs, intimate letters, rare books, and memorabilia included in “Yaddo: Making American Culture,” our 2008 exhibition at The New York Public Library. A good reminder of how many storms Yaddo has weathered in its long history, and the thousands of visionary #YaddoArtists supported.

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Kristy Davis & Amy Hempel

March 27, 2020

Our own Program & External Affairs Coordinator Kristy Davis sends us into happy hour with a beautiful sentence from Yaddo artist Amy Hempel – and a little help from her friends.

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Carol Lipnik

March 26, 2020

The full moon is pulling the water off the land / Is it in you, to love a nonviolent man? Spellbinding Yaddo artist Carol Lipnik sings Matt Kanelos’s broodingly beautiful “Nonviolent Man,” with Matt Kanelos on piano, Kyle Sanna on guitar and synths. Recorded at Joe’s Pub, March 3, 2016.

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Mark Strand & William Bailey

March 25, 2020

Today’s respite from the storm: a poem by Yaddo artist Mark Strand (a guest in 1972 and 1973) is paired with a lithograph by his friend, the renowned American painter (and longtime Yaddo board member) William Bailey. THOSE LAST MOMENTS We were in another country and talked of the war, Which we thought would never end,…

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Anne Truitt at Yaddo

March 24, 2020

Anne Truitt, a major figure in American art for more than four decades, was first a guest at Yaddo in 1974. In this video, she reads an entry from Daybook: The Journal of An Artist about her time in Stone South that summer, and the work she was engaged in: a series of paintings called…

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Steven Watson on William Pope.L

March 23, 2020

Yaddo Artist William Pope.L, currently “at the nerve center of the art world” (The New York Times), has been a guest at Yaddo five times. The cultural historian and documentary filmmaker Steven Watson recalls his encounter with Pope.L’s work when they were both in residence in the summer of 1997.  I recall the June evening…

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Marie Howe

March 21, 2020

Marie Howe was a guest at Yaddo in 1989 and 1995. The poem shared here is from her debut collection, The Good Thief (1988). On the challenge of staying present, Howe has written, “This might be the most difficult task for us in postmodern life: not to look away from what is actually happening. To…

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Joseph Keckler

March 20, 2020

Going into the weekend with the panache of Joseph Keckler and that “priest of the ridiculous,” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. Cheers, everyone!

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Lynn Freed on Luca Buvoli

March 19, 2020

Today we launch #CheersAtFive, a moment to pause your headline scanning, take a breath, raise a glass and enjoy a poem, a story, a piece of music, or an image of transporting beauty. We begin with an excerpt from “Friendships in Arcadia,” a collection of reminiscences by Yaddo guests on the extraordinary fellow artists they…

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