On July 11th, Art Assets was delighted to hold the sixth program in our 21 ’til 21 Salon Series at Chesterwood, the country home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost sculptor of public monuments, Daniel Chester French. Guests were treated to an evening tour through the gardens to view the annual outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition, as well as a tour of French’s studio.
From the Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2013 Press Release:
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2013, on view June 22 through October 31, is a juried outdoor contemporary sculpture exhibition hosted by Chesterwood, A National Trust Historic Site, on its verdant 122-acre expanse, replete with formal gardens and woodland walks. Chesterwood is the country home and studio of iconic American sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) and the site where he did much of the work on his best-known sculpture Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. During French’s 35-year residency at Chesterwood, he worked outdoors on his own monumental sculptures and installed art by his friends along the woodland walks in a tradition that is continued today.
Over 500 emerging and established sculptors have exhibited at Chesterwood since 1978, including well-known artists such as George Rickey, Sol LeWitt, Richard Stankiewicz and Glenda Goodacre, representing one of the earliest venues in this country to showcase large-scale abstract, conceptual and figurative works in an outdoor setting. Chesterwood’s annual sculpture exhibition commemorates French’s distinguished life and career and provides an important showcase for contemporary American sculptors.
Learn more about Chesterwood: chesterwood.org