2016 Calendar of Programs and Events

End of Season Events, Exhibitions and Programs!


Special Exhibitions

The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016, extended until October 10, 2016.  By popular demand this outdoor contemporary glass sculpture exhibition will be extended until the end of Chesterwood’s season, features 12 nationally recognized glass artists including William Carlson, Daniel Clayman, Richard Jolley, and Tom Patti, who have incorporated glass in their outdoor sculptural work. The exhibition, curated by Jim Schantz of Schantz Galleries, is sponsored in part by Myra Musicant and Howard Cohen. 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge.


Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed, on view Oct. 7 to Feb. 11, 2017 at the Boston Athenaeum. Curated by David Dearinger, the Boston Athenaeum’s Susan Morse Hilles curator of paintings and sculpture and director of exhibitions, and Donna Hassler, Chesterwood’s executive director. Exhibition preview and reception on Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston. 617-227-0270.


Programs and Events


Sept. 15
Chesterwood at the National Arts Club
Daniel Chester French Annual Lecture Series at the National Arts Club, New York. Cash bar from 5 to 6 p.m. Lecture at 6 p.m. Free. To register, contact lreynolds@savingplaces.org.


Sept. 24 and 25
Chesterwood announces that artist Sharon Bates will be in residence through Sept. 30. The public is invited to attend the artist’s Open Studio Days at Daniel Chester French’s intimate second studio at Chesterwood, on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. The program is free of charge and visitors are asked to register in advance at the admissions desk or by calling 413-298-2023.



Oct. 6
Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed exhibition preview and reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston. 617-227-0270.


Oct. 29
Celebrating the centennial of Daniel Chester French’s final model of the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln at Chesterwood in the Studio, 11am-2pm, in conjunction with IS183 Art School.  This is a free community event with hands-on activities, sculptors giving modeling demonstrations and prizes for Lincoln-related costumes.  Light beverages served.  RSVP-413-298-2034; lreynolds@savingplaces.org.


Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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