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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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  • To visit the grounds of the man who delivered the Lincoln Memorial and the Minuteman is special. The $10 you pay to walk the grounds and read the history of the man and his work is worth the "donation...  more »
  • Home of Daniel Chester French American sculptor with some unbelievable pieces of art on display. Really, this place is a treat to the eyes and a nice walking trail as well. This artist is famous for s...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • If you have seen the Lincoln Memorial, this was the studio and home of the designer. Well maintained country home and exhibit. $18 entry fee at the time of this note. 5 minutes drive from town center.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The buildings are all closed for the season. Wait until May 27, 2017.