In 1991 artist Ed Levine purchased a property in Vermont as a summer home and weekend respite from teaching at MIT in Cambridge, MA, where he was the Founding Director of the Visual Arts Program from 1989-1998 and Professor of Art from 1998-2002.  When Ed died in 2020, his Vermont home, studio, and site-specific work was bestowed to his foundation, the Harpo Foundation. Now, the long engagement Ed had with the Vermont landscape will be extended to other artists through Back River Road Residency Retreat and through public access and education programs about Ed’s longtime project, “Vermont Village: A Conversation between Art, Water and the Land.”