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  • “Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood” through Oct 9

    “Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood” through Oct 9

    For 39 years, Chesterwood has presented exhibitions of contemporary large-scale artworks that have been diverse in both their content and theme. This year’s iteration of the annual contemporary sculpture exhibition, “Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood” on view June 16 through October 9, celebrates Chesterwood as a site for creativity.

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  • The Nature of Glass: List of Artists

    The Nature of Glass: List of Artists

    1. RICHARD JOLLEY, who grew up in Tennessee, is known for his imaginative blown-glass figurative sculpture. He received his BFA from George Peabody College and went on to study glassblowing at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he recently completed one of the world’s largest glass installations for the Knoxville Museum of Art. The present work, Time of Day, is designed to change with the light throughout the day, altering […]

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  • Chesterwood is looking for a spring intern for 2018

    Chesterwood is looking for a spring intern for 2018

    Chesterwood seeks a marketing intern for the 2018 spring semester (February – May), which could possibly be extended through the summer. A stipend of $1,200 will be awarded (funded by the Spire Foundation). Responsibilities The intern will be working closely with the Executive Director and Chesterwood staff on promoting Chesterwood for the 2018 season. The position is part-time, with a minimum requirement of 7 hours of work per week throughout the semester. The intern will: Help us with marketing and […]

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  • Seasonal Staff Positions Available

    Seasonal Staff Positions Available

    Admissions/Museum Shop Associate: Part-time position available, including some weekends through October 8, 2012. Customer service and retail experience a plus. Competitive hourly wages. EOE.

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  • Volunteer


    Chesterwood always benefits from the support and assistance of volunteers! Thank you for your help.

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  • VIDEO: Home Movies (c 1925)

    VIDEO: Home Movies (c 1925)

    This six and half minute video encapsulates home movie footage taken of Daniel Chester French around 1925. Footage locales include Chesterwood, Laurel Hill, and various homes of nearby friends. Copyright of Chesterwood – a National Trust Historic Site (2012)

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  • VIDEO: Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision

    VIDEO: Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision

    This video was produced to illustrate the life and accomplishments of Daniel Chester French, through it we hope to provide a primer on this remarkable individual which will provide better context of why he built and resided at Chesterwood, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, for half of the year.

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  • What is the National Trust for Historic Preservation?

    What is the National Trust for Historic Preservation?

    Chesterwood is a Historic Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. What is the National Trust? Learn more by watching this video! Read the latest from Preservation Nation: [cetsEmbedRSS id=http://feeds.feedburner.com/preservationnation itemcount=0 itemauthor=1 itemdate=1 itemcontent=1]  

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  • Timeline: Chesterwood Property (1896-Present)

    Timeline: Chesterwood Property (1896-Present)

    1897 Daniel Chester French (DCF) purchases property in Glendale, Massachusetts and begins renovation and design of summer home and studio called Chesterwood (his third and named after his father’s house in Chester, New Hampshire). Family usually lived at Chesterwood from May to October. 1897-8 Barn at Chesterwood relocated 1898 Studio at Chesterwood completed on former site of barn; work on formal garden underway.  Henry Bacon designs the studio, and it may have been one of his first commissions after leaving […]

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  • Timeline: Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)

    Timeline: Daniel Chester French (1850-1931)

    April 20, 1850 Born in Exeter, New Hampshire. 1869 Executes bust of his father, Henry Flagg French, and relief of his sister, Sarah Flagg French. March-April 1870 Works in studio of John Quincy Adams Ward. Winter 1871-2 Studies with William Rimmer. November 1873 Commissioned to execute Minute Man for town of Concord, Massachusetts. October 1874 Goes to Florence, Italy. Works in studio of Thomas Ball. April 19, 1875 Minute Man dedicated. August 1876 Returns from Italy. November 1876 Resides in […]

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Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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Telephone: 413.298.3579
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