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Chesterwood is a beautiful and memorable backdrop for a Berkshires wedding or other special event!

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Artist’s Retreat Chesterwood Completes an Artful Restoration

Artist’s Retreat Chesterwood Completes an Artful Restoration

Daniel Chester French’s studio has been restored. Learn more here!

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Recent News

  • Sculptor Roberley Bell Selected as Chesterwood’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence

    Sculptor Roberley Bell Selected as Chesterwood’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence

    Chesterwood announces that sculptor Roberley Bell has been selected to be its 2015 artist-in-residence from May 1 through 31. Bell, whose residency is supported by a grant from the Lillian Heller Curator’s Award at Chesterwood, is best known for her sculptural and installation work that creates a dialogue between our interior and exterior worlds, as well as the natural realm and its synthetic likeness. Chesterwood will hold open studio hours with Bell on May 10, 17 and 24 from 2 […]

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  • Rural Intelligence Deems Daniel Chester French “The Rock Star of Stockbridge”!

    Rural Intelligence Deems Daniel Chester French “The Rock Star of Stockbridge”!

    The Rock Star of Stockbridge: Daniel Chester French By Dan Shaw   Although sculptor Daniel Chester French is less well-known than his Berkshires neighbors Edith Wharton and Norman Rockwell, he was as influential as they were and more of a rock star. After all, French often worked in stone, most famously when he designed the iconic 19-foot-high statue (carved from 28 pieces of Georgia marble) of the 16th President of the United States for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. “He is […]

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    Weddings

    Chesterwood is a beautiful and memorable backdrop for a Berkshires wedding or other special event!

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  • Register soon for the Drawing Atelier Weekend Workshop at Chesterwood: October 2 – 4

    Register soon for the Drawing Atelier Weekend Workshop at Chesterwood: October 2 – 4

    The Cast Drawing Workshop provides an introduction to the methods of sight-size drawing in graphite pencil. Working in the sight-size method participants will spend the weekend drawing from a cast of their choosing. Students will be guided through cast drawing process from start to finish.

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  • “One of the Greatest Interests of His Life: Daniel Chester French and The Metropolitan Museum of Art” with guest speaker, Dr. Thayer Tolles, Sept. 15 at The National Arts Club, NYC

    “One of the Greatest Interests of His Life: Daniel Chester French and The Metropolitan Museum of Art” with guest speaker, Dr. Thayer Tolles, Sept. 15 at The National Arts Club, NYC

    Chesterwood, in collaboration with The National Arts Club Roundtable, inaugurates the Daniel Chester French Lecture Series with “One of the Greatest Interests of His Life: Daniel Chester French and The Metropolitan Museum of Art” with guest speaker, Dr. Thayer Tolles, Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 15 at 6 p.m. at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York.

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  • Chesterwood Announces Artist-in-Residence Casey Krawczyk

    Chesterwood Announces Artist-in-Residence Casey Krawczyk

    Berkshire-based artist Casey Krawczyk will be in residence at Chesterwood through Oct. 9. She will be drawing and painting from visual inspirations found in legendary sculptor Daniel Chester French’s former studio. Visitors to Chesterwood will have the opportunity to meet the artist and observe her at work in the studio on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.

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  • “Why Old Places Matter” on July 1 with composer Eric Nathan, Tom Mayes of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and artist Judith Shea

    “Why Old Places Matter” on July 1 with composer Eric Nathan, Tom Mayes of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and artist Judith Shea

    WHY OLD PLACES MATTER AND HOW THEY INSPIRE CREATIVITY: A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH TOM MAYES, ERIC NATHAN AND JUDITH SHEA   What:  Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will host a panel discussion to discuss the importance of old places and their influence on diverse creative works. The artists and scholars on the panel are all winners of the prestigious Rome Prize, awarded to recognize excellence in the arts and humanities, and have been inspired by old places in […]

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  • “Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015” Opens May 23

    “Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015” Opens May 23

    East meets west at Chesterwood this season in the innovative, site-specific sculpture exhibition “Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015”. The temporary installation, on view daily at Chesterwood through October 12, features new works by 24 members and alumni of Boston Sculptors Gallery, based in Boston’s South End.

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  • Chesterwood is looking for a spring intern for 2016

    Chesterwood, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Massachusetts and National Historic Landmark, in Stockbridge, MA, seeks a curatorial intern for spring 2015 (March-May). Local and regional college students with an interest in art, history and museum work are encouraged to apply. A stipend of $1,000 will be awarded for this internship. Responsibilities The curatorial intern will work closely with the Executive Director on exhibition preparation and collections care and management of the permanent collection. […]

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  • Chesterfest 2015 moves to Sunday evenings in July and August

    Chesterfest 2015 moves to Sunday evenings in July and August

    Put on Your Dancing Shoes for Chesterfest, Sundays in July and August! Tickets available for cash at the door or online with a credit card here:  Buy Chesterfest Tickets NOW The concerts will be held at Chesterwood on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30. Rain or shine — under a barn-size tent generously sponsored by Classical Tents and Party Goods. Artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by a second artist at 6:30 p.m. The grounds open at 5 p.m.; […]

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  • “A Conversation with Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence”, Saturday, August 2

    “A Conversation with Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence”, Saturday, August 2

    News Release Chesterwood to Present “A Conversation with Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence” on Saturday, August 2 Stockbridge, Mass. (July 25, 2014) – Chesterwood will host “A Conversation with Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence” on Saturday, August 2 at 5 p.m. The talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “An Oasis of Beauty” featuring the work of Berkshire photographer Julie McCarthy. Prior to the program, guests are invited to view the exhibition in the residence at Chesterwood from 4 to 5 p.m. A […]

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  • Chesterfest 2015, Sunday Evenings in July and August

    Chesterfest 2015, Sunday Evenings in July and August

    A wide range of contemporary American musicians, from folk, alt-country and rockabilly to garage, punk and psych-folk bands, are scheduled to perform this summer at Chesterfest, a new Americana music series presented by Chesterwood.

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