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Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge

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Best known as the sculptor of the "Minute Man" in Concord, Massachusetts, and "Abraham Lincoln" for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., French and his family lived at Chesterwood from May through October for over thirty years. His plaster models and bronze sculptures of Lincoln as well as numerous other works are on view in the Barn Gallery exhibition "Daniel Chester French: Sculpting an American Vision" and in the artist's studio, which features his modeling tools and the objects he collected during his travels. At Chesterwood, you can also explore the formal gardens and woodland paths designed by French himself.
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  • Home and studio of Daniel Chester French sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial and the Minute Man Monument in Concord, MA at the North Bridge. You start at the barn to buy tickets and review his most accom...  more »
  • My sweetheart and I visited Stockbridge MA last week and stayed at the Red Lion Inn. At the Inn, they gave us a list of sites and activities around the area. We noticed that it was the 100 yr annivers...  more »
  • This summer home of Daniel Chester French is wonderful. French, the sculptor of famous statues like the seated Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial and the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard, created beau...  more »
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  • Every year they host a contemporary art exhibit. This year there was a glass theme. There is something special about seeing art in a natural setting like the woodland path.
  • A selection of antique furniture in a historic and beautiful setting
  • The buildings are all closed for the season. Wait until May 27, 2017.
  • I liked almost everything in the house, wall paper, picture frames, light fixture, narrow beds... I loved the very tall studio with interesting small pieces of works like hands. The garden was well designed by Daniel. Also you can enjoy walk through the forest at the end of the garden. The guide was excellent with good knowledge.