2019 calendar of events

Chesterwood will re-open to the public starting weekends in May from 10am to 5pm. Chesterwood will be open 7 days a week from May 25th through October 27th from 10am to 5pm. Either join a guided tour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm, or enjoy “open touring” from 10 to 11am or 3pm to 5pm. Grounds-only tickets are also available all season at half price admission.

Saturdays May 4, 11, and 18: Bird & Nature Walk with Chip Blake, long-time bird watcher and editor-in-chief of Orion magazine.  Chesterwood’s 122 acres of woods, fields, gardens and designed landscape are filled with history and birds.  Join us in the heart of spring migration for a walk through the grounds in search of warblers, vireos, flycatchers, and thrushes. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Admissions desk in the Barn Gallery, Members $5, Non-Members $10

June 1st: Benefit Celebration for the 50th Anniversary of Chesterwood as a National Trust Historic Site. 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Studio Garden at Chesterwood. Enjoy a “A Moveable Feast of the Arts” including Dances by Isadora, Tableaux Vivant, Master Sculptor, a Lincoln Memorial raffle, plus delicious food and music. Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass. Buy tickets online now. Young Professional $100; Friends of Chesterwood $125; Bronze Medal $150; Silver Medal $250. For more information please call 413-298-2034.

June 9th: Free Community Day to celebrate the day Chesterwood opened to the public as a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1969. Tours, art activities and live performances.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, Mass.

June 14-16th: National Sculpture Society Conference in New York City - Chesterwood Executive Director, Donna Hassler, will give a presentation on Daniel Chester French and Chesterwood. Also Harold Holzer, author of “Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French” will speak about French’s role as a founder of the National Sculpture Society and the New York art world during his lifetime. Details at https://nationalsculpture.org/news-events/conference/

June 28th: Opening Preview of the 41st Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Show featuring the work of Rick and Laura Brown. On view all season.

August 8th: Artist Biographies: A Conversation with Harold Holzer, author of Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French and Dr. Thayer Tolles, Marcia F. Vilcek Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Edith Wharton’s The Mount, 11 a.m. Lenox, Mass. Tickets on sale in May.

On view now OFF-SITE:

On view through August 2nd: Abraham Lincoln: An American Icon, presented by the Chapin Library at Williams College, this exhibition features highlights from the Chesterwood archives collection. Chapin Library, Williams College, 26 Hopkins Drive, Williamstown, Mass. free

On view through May 31st: Margaret French Cresson: Her Artistic Life and Legacy in Preserving Chesterwood. The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives, 46 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass. free