The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, based at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, provides residencies of one to three months for midcareer professionals in the arts and humanities to concentrate on their fields of expertise.
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16 JanThu / 2014Right now the Dora Maar house is empty, the garden trimmed, library back in order, kitchen cleaned, shutters closed. But in my memory I can still see Marie’s brightly painted silks hanging from the stairwell, or how Kathy turned the downstairs gallery into a giant pinhole camera. I can still hear Pola singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” . . .
13 AugMon / 2012Once upon a time, in Provence, the best one could hope for was a peaceful death. An easy death was rare; violent, painful ways to die were many . . . thus La Mort de Saint Joseph (“The Happy Death of Saint Joseph”) became a favorite theme for Provençal painters.
10 JunSun / 2012On June 19, we will hold a salon at the Maison Dora Maar. Susan Opton, Jane MacAvock, and Lisa Williams, the current artists in residence, will talk about their work, followed by informal discussions with drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the garden. Everyone is welcome. . . .
15 MarThu / 2012Our mayor recently dedicated the municipal library to one of Ménerbes famous residents, the writer Francois Nourissier. The event included a star-studded visit from four members of the Academie Goncourt and a lavish meal featuring truffles at La Maison de la Truffe et du Vin (Ménerbes’ house of truffles and wine). The Prix Goncourt is France’s most prestigious literary award. The ten life-time members are writers and usually former laureates of the...