The MacDowell Colony, founded in 1907 by American composer Edward MacDowell and wife Marian, formed as an inspirational spot for artists to work. The online exhibition from the Library of Congress honors the 100-year anniversary of the creative sanctuary. Look through the exhibition's highlights, or click on the chronological themes "History," "Early Years," "Mid-Twentieth Century" and "Contemporary: 1980s to Present." Read up on the history of the MacDowells and various artists who stayed at the Colony. You can also check out images of selected works created during or influenced by a stay at the Colony, like Thorton Wilder's "Our Town," and contemporary American musician Lukas Foss' cantata "The Prarie."