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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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  • The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016

    The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016

    Chesterwood is pleased to present its 38th annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016, featuring 24 works by 12 internationally recognized glass artists. The exhibition is curated by Jim Schantz of Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass. By popular demand this outdoor contemporary glass sculpture exhibition has been extended until the end of Chesterwood’s season, October 10, 2016. The striking artworks in the show represent a diverse range of media and styles, with some created in response […]

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  • Chesterwood receives $250,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

    Chesterwood receives $250,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund Grant

    The Cultural Facilities Fund awarded Chesterwood Museum and Estate $250,000 to undertake a comprehensive restoration of the interior, exterior, and structural supports of Daniel Chester French’s Studio.

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  • Chesterwood


    Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site, is the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931), creator of the Minute Man and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial. Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973).  Inspired by the natural beauty of the Berkshire Hills, French purchased the former Marshall Warner […]

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  • Remembering Margaret French Cresson

    Remembering Margaret French Cresson

    In honor of Women’s History Month, we fondly remember Daniel Chester French’s only child, Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973).  Born in Concord, Massachusetts, Peggy, as she was called by her family and friends, spent 77 years on her father’s country estate in Stockbridge.  Thanks to her foresight and generosity, Chesterwood is preserved as a museum and historic site today. Like her father, Peggy was an accomplished sculptor of bronze and marble busts, bronze reliefs, portrait heads and memorial plaques.  She studied under her father and later with Abastenia […]

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Daniel Chester French Sculptures (Flickr)

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