News Release: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2015

News Release: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2015 Images available upon request   Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015 Exhibition dates: Saturday May 23, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015 Participants: 24 Boston Sculptors Gallery members and alumni Stockbridge, Mass. (May 23, 2015) – Twenty-four Boston Sculptors Gallery members and alumni are creating new site-specific sculptures and installations for Chesterwood, A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for the exhibition Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood, May – October, […]

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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 12 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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2015 Events and Programs

2015 Events and Programs

Chesterwood’s 2015 Programs and Special Events MAY 5/23/15      Studio Gala Celebrating the reopening of Daniel Chester French’s studio from 5:30 p.m to 9:30 p. m. Gala in honor of first recipient of the annual Daniel Chester French Award, Advance ticket required. Call 413.298.3579, ext. 25210 for more information. 5/23/15       Chesterwood Opens for the Season Chesterwood officially reopens daily to view the studio, residence and gardens, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and remains open daily until Columbus Day. Also opening on May 23 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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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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  • News Release: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2015

    News Release: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2015 Images available upon request   Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood 2015 Exhibition dates: Saturday May 23, 2015 through Monday October 12, 2015 Participants: 24 Boston Sculptors Gallery members and alumni Stockbridge, Mass. (May 23, 2015) – Twenty-four Boston Sculptors Gallery members and alumni are creating new site-specific sculptures and installations for Chesterwood, A Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for the exhibition Boston Sculptors Gallery at Chesterwood, May – October, […]

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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 12 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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  • 2015 Events and Programs

    2015 Events and Programs

    Chesterwood’s 2015 Programs and Special Events MAY 5/23/15      Studio Gala Celebrating the reopening of Daniel Chester French’s studio from 5:30 p.m to 9:30 p. m. Gala in honor of first recipient of the annual Daniel Chester French Award, Advance ticket required. Call 413.298.3579, ext. 25210 for more information. 5/23/15       Chesterwood Opens for the Season Chesterwood officially reopens daily to view the studio, residence and gardens, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and remains open daily until Columbus Day. Also opening on May 23 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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  • Chesterwood is looking for two interns for 2015

    Chesterwood, a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a Massachusetts and National Historic Landmark, in Stockbridge, MA, seeks a part-time, curatorial intern for spring 2015 (March-May) and a full-time intern for summer 2015 (June-August).* Local college students with an interest in museum work are encouraged to apply. Interns will receive a stipend of $1,000 each, supported by the High Meadow Foundation.   *The summer intern will also have the opportunity for part-time employment at the Site. […]

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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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  • Acclaimed Actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join Cast of Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare

    Acclaimed Actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join Cast of Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare

    Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare, a benefit for Chesterwood and Berkshire Theater Group, will be presented at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, Mass. on August 14 at 4 pm. A reception immediately follows at Chesterwood.

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  • An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence, on view May 24 to October 13, 2014

    An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy, Artist-in-Residence, on view May 24 to October 13, 2014

    Stockbridge photographer Julie McCarthy turns her lens on the possessions and surroundings of Margaret “Peggy” French Cresson, the only child of famed sculptor Daniel Chester French.

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  • Chesterfest, The New Americana Music Festival 2014

    Chesterfest, The New Americana Music Festival 2014

    Put on your dancing shoes and come to Chesterwood for live outdoor music on Friday nights in July and August!

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