Twenty-four Boston Sculptors Gallery members 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, 2015
Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the summer home, studio and gardens of America's foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). French is best known for his sculptures of the Minute Man (1871-75) and the seated figure of Abraham Lincoln (1911-22) for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Situated on 122 acres in the idyllic hamlet of Glendale near Stockbridge, Mass., the property and its buildings were donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation by French's only child Margaret French Cresson (1889-1973). Chesterwood is recognized as both a National Historic Landmark and a Massachusetts Historic Landmark.
Adults, $17.50; seniors, $16.50; children ages 13 to 17, $8.75; children under 13, free; Chesterwood members, free; NTHP members, $8.75. Grounds-only admission: adults, $10; children ages 13 to 17, $5. Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations only. For reservations, contact Lisa Reynolds at (413) 298-3579, x2034.
4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, Mass. (413) 298-3579. www.chesterwood.org
Save the Date: Opening reception on Saturday June 27th 2015 from 4p-7p. $10 members; $20 non-members.