Summer 2019 at Denniston Hill


Saturday, 20 July 2019, 2PM - 6PM


Join us on Saturday, 20 July for Denniston Hill’s annual open house. Each summer we open the farm house, surrounding garden and river paths to our alumni, friends and supporters to celebrate this year's Distinguished Performance Artist award recipient, Robbie McCauley.

Robbie McCauley. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Robbie McCauley. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The annual award is given to multidisciplinary artists for excellence in the field of performance art. We honor these artists who blur the boundaries of the genre and explore social issues. In addition to receiving a cash award, McCauley will be in residence at Denniston Hill to develop a work-in-progress,  culminating in a public performance at our annual Open House on Saturday, July 20th. Previous DPAA recipients include: Xaviera Simmons (2018), Clifford Owens (2017) and Okwui Okpokwasili (2018).It is our pleasure to award Robbie McCauley the 2019 recipient of Denniston Hill’s Distinguished Performance Artist Award (DPAA). 

Please come and enjoy performances, lunch and summer drinks in honor of Robbie McCauley on a summer afternoon in the Catskills.


2019 Artists in Residence

This year we will host over 15 residents—artists, filmmakers, poets, writers, curators, culinary artists and other creative visionaries from across the United States, Kenya and Jordan/France, who remain at the leading edge of the ontological Exodus. They are the inventors of new imaginaries, language, sensations, and categories of thoughts. 

We are delighted to continue our collaborations with Laundromat Project and Kaya Press, residency partners who share Denniston Hill's commitment to supporting socially and politically engaged artists.


Public Programs

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Exodus Commissions: Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Wednesday, 24 July at 6:30pm at Triangle Arts, 20 Jay Street DUMBO

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Photo Credit: Arcade Project