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 AprMon / 2012My teenage daughter, Sophie, tells me that the hip dismissive remark these days among cool East Coast city kids is: “That’s so Postmodern!” We discussed this phrase while taking “the art and architecture walk” with two Dora Maar fellows, Brian Chikwava and Andria Derstine, at the Château la Coste outside of Aix-en-Provence.
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...
05 MarMon / 2012Spring is in the air because today we welcomed our first fellows of the year, Brian Chikwava and Andria Derstine to the artist’s residency program Brian Chikwava is an African writer from Zimbabwe, currently living in London and Andria Derstine is curator at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Ohio. For the lucky few who have been Brown Foundation Fellows in the past, you will surely remember the thrill...