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 Opens Daily for Season on May 23

Chesterwood Opens Daily for Season on May 23

NEWS RELEASE Highlights include “Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015”, artist-in-residence Roberley Bell’s “object a day” sculpture project, and “Chesterfest” new Americana music festival Stockbridge, Mass. (April 30, 2015) — Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, announces its 2015 schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events. Chesterwood will open the first three weekends in May for one-hour guided tours only of the studio and residence at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., […]

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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! Chesterfest, a new Americana music festival, held at Chesterwood on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30, features a great selection of contemporary American music, from folk, bluegrass and country to rock, garage bands, psych-folk and punk. There might be some hip hop as well!  Solo artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by bands at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and family, lawn chairs or blanket, and pack a picnic […]

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Weddings & Rentals

Weddings & Rentals

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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  • 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.

    Continue reading »

  • “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 […]

    Continue reading »

  • “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.

    Continue reading »

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  • Chesterwood Opens Daily for Season on May 23

    Chesterwood Opens Daily for Season on May 23

    NEWS RELEASE Highlights include “Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015”, artist-in-residence Roberley Bell’s “object a day” sculpture project, and “Chesterfest” new Americana music festival Stockbridge, Mass. (April 30, 2015) — Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, announces its 2015 schedule of exhibitions, programs, and events. Chesterwood will open the first three weekends in May for one-hour guided tours only of the studio and residence at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., […]

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  • 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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  • 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! Chesterfest, a new Americana music festival, held at Chesterwood on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30, features a great selection of contemporary American music, from folk, bluegrass and country to rock, garage bands, psych-folk and punk. There might be some hip hop as well!  Solo artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by bands at 6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and family, lawn chairs or blanket, and pack a picnic […]

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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 & Rentals

    Weddings & Rentals

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

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  • 2015 Programs and Events

    2015 Programs and Events

    Saturday Art Programs, June 6 through Sept. 12 Family-friendly art tours, demonstrations and workshops presented by Boston Sculptors Gallery from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free with admission. Chesterfest, Sundays in July and August Chesterfest, a new Americana music festival, held on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30, features a great selection of contemporary American music, from folk, bluegrass and country to rock, garage bands, psych-folk, punk, and hip-hop. Solo artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by bands at 6:30 […]

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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 2014, Friday Nights in July and August

    Chesterfest 2014, Friday Nights 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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  • Sculptor and Williams College Art Professor Amy Podmore Receives Lillian Heller Curator’s Award

    Sculptor and Williams College Art Professor Amy Podmore Receives Lillian Heller Curator’s Award

    News Release Chesterwood Announces Sculptor and Williams College Art Professor Amy Podmore is the Recipient of its Lillian Heller Curator’s Award A reception with Amy Podmore, who is artist-in-residence at Chesterwood in June, will be held on Sunday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. Stockbridge, Mass. (June 20, 2014) – Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, announces that Amy Podmore, noted American sculptor and Williams College Professor of Art, is the recipient of its annual Lillian […]

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