Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge

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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  • Beautiful sculptures in his studio on display and a fascinating tour of his summer home in the Berkshires. Our guide was passionate and knew lots of interesting stories about his life, including why....  more »
  • Daniel Chester French was the sculptor for the Lincoln Memorial. There's quite a bit more to his story, and Chesterwood is well worth the stop to learn more. There's also good views of the...  more »
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  • Very interesting place full of some wonderful history. The guide we had was also very knowledgeable and entertaining.
  • Another Free Fun Friday 2019. Perfect day for a visit to see where the Lincoln Memorial and Minute Man were created.

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