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Chesterwood Museum

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Address: 4 Williamsville Rd., Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone Number: 413-298-3579
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Description: Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the...
Summer retreat home and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Minuteman Statue and the Lincoln Memorial.
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Sculpture in situ

We were able to buy a grounds pass just to see the sculpture. It changes every year. There we 26 pieces sited in the woods. An excellent map helped us find them all..Chesterwood... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were able to buy a grounds pass just to see the sculpture. It changes every year. There we 26 pieces sited in the woods. An excellent map helped us find them all..Chesterwood, the house is very interesting but we had seen it many times before.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Chesterwood is the summer home, studio and gardens of American sculptor Daniel Chester French. Between May 23 and October 12, 2015 the Boston Sculptors Gallery has been invited to organise an exhibition inspired by French's life and work. 24 artists have come up with their ideas in a variety of media and shape. It is interesting but I would not... More 

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new jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Being interested in Daniel Chester French and his work, I had high expections. The home and studio were nice, as were the grounds and the contemporary sculpture exhibit in the woods, However, the house was undergoing renovation and completely covered in scaffolding. The second floor was closed and the main floor had limited access. Surprised this was not mentioned in... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I knew very little about Daniel French prior to my visit to chesterwood!! The home was interesting, but the video about him and the visit to the studio really introduced him to me in an interesting and informative way. The real treat, for us, at chesterwood was the walk through the grounds and the contemporary art placed along the walk.... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Chesterwood is right down the road from the Rockwell Museum. There is a movie which gives an overview of French's career and then a tour of his house and studio. The grounds are lovely with great scenery. There is also a woodland walk displaying 20+ pieces of sculpture out side which overlooks and is intermingled within the woods.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

On a quiet back street in the hill overlooking Rte 183 lies a bit of the early 20th century: Chesterwood, where Daniel Chester French sculpted and thought and entertained. The guides are knowledgeable and helpful in understanding the man and his times and his interests/personality. And the grounds are extensive and beautifully kept in the front and left to nature... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting studio and home, very knowledgeable and helpful staff, beautiful grounds. Really nice way to spend an afternoon.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Out of the way in Stockbridge, Mass., this is the very nice national shrine and home to the late great sculptor Daniel Chester French, artist famous for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Chesterwood is a must-see (but often missed) artistic treasure in the Berkshires. The museum helps us appreciate the special talents of Daniel Chester French, and the studio lets us marvel at his process (a study of hands, the play of light, famous statues in different sizes and materials). The house is lovely and the views of the Berkshires are gorgeous... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A friend recommended this spot for a day trip for my husband and I. We did not know about Daniel Chester French and of his multiple well known sculptures including of course The Lincoln Memorial. We loved every moment of the woodland walking tour, including the history of the artist, viewing his summer home and especially his seeing his studio.... More 

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