Art in the Berkshires is never far away and the warmth of summer brings out some of the best. Chesterwood is currently presenting “Out of Site,” a contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition that no art lover should miss.
Chesterwood is a National Trust Historic Site preserving the country home and studio of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). French is considered America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments. He sculpted the Minute Man monument in Concord and the the Lincoln Memorial Abraham Lincoln, among other works.
The 122 acre estate now serves as a popular museum and sculpture garden. The facility hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year, including an annual contemporary sculpture exhibition.
This year’s exhibition, “Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood” features the work of 14 artists. The challenge put before them this year was to develop new pieces or adapt existing ones for museum’s landscape. The pieces had to reflect the environmental, cultural, and aesthetic attributes of the sculpture garden grounds.
Some of the pieces take their cues from the natural world and dramatic outdoor setting at Chesterwood. Others explore different aspects of the home through built structures. The exhibit includes giant creatures, illusive forms in mixed media, and narrative displays that address the passage of time in our present day lives.
Out of Site artists include:
Colin C. Boyd
Matt La Fleur
Chesterwood will be offering free walking tours of the exhibit and special programs with the artists in July and August. Visit Chesterwood online for more details.
Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
June 16 through October 9, 2017
4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
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