2017 Calendar of Programs & Events

Chesterwood opens to the public on Saturday, May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend)-Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day). The site will be open daily from 10am-5pm; Extended hours in July and August from 5-7pm with some public programming planned on these nights.

May

Saturday, May 27, 10am-5pm, Chesterwood officially opens for the season 7 days a week through Columbus Day. American Icons discount program through Columbus Day begins.

June

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Friday, June 16, 10am-5pm, Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood opens to the public through October 9. An exhibition of commissioned new artwork or adapted works by 15 artists: Roberley Bell, Roger Bisbing, Colin C. Boyd, Matt Crane, Couglas Culhane, Brian Kane & Michael Oatman, Matt LaFleur, Portia Munson, Derek Parker, Amy Podmore, Chrissy Scolaro, Amelia Toelke and Deborah Zlotsky, that directly respond to the environmental and aesthetic attributes of Chesterwood. Art programs offered throughout the season in conjunction with the sculpture show. Sponsored by Bates-Miyamoto and Take Magazine-New England’s New Culture.

Saturday, June 17, 11am, Guest Curator, Sharon Bates, will lead a walking tour of the sculpture show. Free with museum admission. Members free. Meet at Barn Gallery.

Sunday, June 25, 3-5pm, Opening reception with Guest Curator, Sharon Bates and artists for Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood. Free admission, cash bar. Sponsored by The Red Lion Inn and Classical Tents.

Thursday, June 29, 5:30-7:00pm, Wine Seminar sponsored by Nejaimes Wine Seller. Fee charged and registration is through Nejaimes. Studio Piazza.

July

Thursday evenings Chesterwood is open until 7pm.

Thursdays from July 13-August 17, 9:30am-12:30pm. Painting on the Prowl, a Plein-air painting class with Arthur Yanoff in association with IS 183 art school. Registration required and fee charged through the Art school.

Fridays from July 7 – August 11 at 2pm, walking tour of the contemporary sculpture show with Maggie Mitts, Chesterwood intern. Free with museum admission. Members free.

Thursday, July 13, 5:30pm. Reading and book signing with sculptor, Murray Dewart, from his new publication Poems about Sculpture, Penguin Random House. Reception to follow sponsored by Penguin Random House. Free with museum admission. Members free. RSVP to lreynolds@savingplaces.org.

Thursday, July 20, 5:30-7:00pm, Wine Seminar sponsored by Nejaimes Wine Cellars. Fee charged and registration with Nejaimes. Studio Piazza.

August

Thursday evenings Chesterwood is open until 7pm.

Late Summer. In July 2017, Chesterwood will open a new gallery showcasing 150+ never-before-exhibited objects from its collection and with the support of a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The installation is designed to illuminate the development of French’s work over time and provide a window into the artist’s working methods, techniques, and creative processes.

Wednesday, August 9, 5pm, “Lincoln Speaks” with Harold Holzer and special guests. $40 members; $50 non-members. Reception following on the Studio Piazza. Seating is limited. Studio and Studio Piazza.

Thursday, August 17, 5:30-7:00pm, Wine Seminar sponsored by Nejaimes Wine Cellars. Fee charged and registration with Nejaimes. Studio Piazza.

Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20, 10am-1pm, The Figure in the Landscape, a photography class with Bill Wright in association with IS 183 art school. Registration required and fee charged through the Art School.

September

Late Summer. In July 2017, Chesterwood will open a new gallery showcasing 150+ never-before-exhibited objects from its collection and with the support of a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The installation is designed to illuminate the development of French’s work over time and provide a window into the artist’s working methods, techniques, and creative processes.

Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7:00pm, Wine Seminar sponsored by Nejaimes Wine Sellers. Fee charged and registration with Nejaimes. Studio Piazza.

Thursday, September 14, Daniel Chester French Lecture Series, National Arts Club, NY. 8pm Free program.

Saturday, September 16, 2-4pm, The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s tour of Artists’ Gardens: Chesterwood with Executive Director, Donna Hassler and a Landscape Architect. Fee charged. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29, Modeling the Self-Portrait in Clay, 1-4pm with Amy Podmore in conjunction with IS 183 Art School. Registration and fee charged through the Art School. The Morris Center.

October

Monday, October 9, 10am-5pm, Last day of the 2017 season and Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood.

Monday, October 9, Noon-5pm. Fall into Chesterwood featuring a variety of music, local craft beer/cider, pumpkin carving, family activities and more. Fee charged. $10pp; children 13-18 $5; children 12 and under free. Sponsored by the Friends of Chesterwood and Advisory Council as well as area businesses.

 

 
 

Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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Address:
4 Williamsville Road (physical address)
PO Box 827 (mailing address)
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Telephone: 413.298.3579
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