Reopening Our Gardens!
April 18, 2022
Yaddo is delighted to announce the reopening of our Gardens to the public after more than a year of pandemic-related closure. The official reopening date is Monday, June 6, 2022.Read More
Forging an Innovative Path Forward
May 17, 2021
We’re back! It’s hard to imagine being happier to type those words. We reopened our doors on February 16th to a small group of writers and artists who had self-selected to be at Yaddo with pandemic policies in place. What policies? Well, we implemented many of the steps we’ve all become used to in this frightening period and some that are specific to a residency…Read More
Artists Return to Yaddo
February 12, 2021
Yaddo will reopen its doors to artists in mid-February. “We’re so thrilled to be able to welcome artists back to Yaddo,” Yaddo President Elaina Richardson said. “We’re still a long way from ‘back-to-normal,’ but we’re just delighted to take this first step towards a full re-opening while doing all we can to continue to protect and support our guest artists, staff and community.”Read More
Yaddo Wins 2020 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award!
November 16, 2020
We’re thrilled to share the news that Yaddo has won one of this year’s Excellence in Historic Preservation awards from the New York State Preservation League for restoration of our historic Mansion.Read More
Yaddo Launches a New Podcast!
August 25, 2020
Read. Listen. Tinker. Walk a mile in another’s narrative, with Yaddo artists as your guide. We’re delighted to announce the release of our new podcast Shadow // Yaddo, hosted by Yaddo President Elaina Richardson.Read More
Yaddo Celebrates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
August 13, 2020
In 1899, our co-founder Katrina Trask envisioned Yaddo as a place intended for “men and women—creating, creating, creating!” Some 26 years later, the first group of guests arrived at Yaddo, with men and women artists equally represented.Read More
No Time for Silence
June 2, 2020
Yaddo is committed to equality in our words and our actions. As an institution, it is our mission to be actively anti-racist; to continuously prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.Read More
Opera Issues Call to Action
May 18, 2020
“In this pandemic, everything has changed and yet nothing has changed. These eminent artists are still just as crucial as they were when this ordeal began, and they will be even more essential when we emerge together on the other side.”Read More
In An Emergency, Art!
May 8, 2020
Recent events—namely the global pandemic and state-mandated closure of businesses deemed “non-essential”—beg some questions: Is Yaddo essential? Is art necessary? What happens to artists in a time of global crisis, and how can we help? In her brilliant essay collection, Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency (forthcoming in May), Olivia Laing profiles several writers and artists (many of them her…Read More
The Show Must Go On(line)
May 7, 2020
In this difficult and isolating time, let Yaddo be your window to the world. We’ve collected music, books, visual art, poems and wonderful moments among friends to brighten your day. Sample the extraordinary work of Yaddo artists, and keep in (virtual) touch!Read More