2019 calendar of events

Chesterwood is open 7 days a week from May 25th through October 27th from 10am to 5pm. No reservations are necessary to join a guided tour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm or 2pm, or to enjoy “open touring” from 10 to 11am or 3pm to 5pm. “Grounds-only” tickets are also available at half-price admission.


Saturday, October 19th: Studio Sculpting Demonstration with artist Carolyn Wirth. Carolyn Wirth is an artist and educator based in Maynard, Mass. She is Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Pine Manor College, where she also curates and directs the College’s Hess Gallery. Drop in to the Studio from 1-4pm. Free with admission.

Sunday, October 20th: Woven Word in the Woods: a creative writing workshop led by poet Lynn Bowmaster. Come enjoy yourself writing a love letter to nature! Choose either Session One: 11am to 1pm or Session Two: 2:30pm to 4:30pm. This program is supported by Handshouse Studio, founded by Rick and Laura Brown, to engage visitors with their current outdoor sculpture exhibition at Chesterwood “One Impulse from a Vernal Wood”. Limited to 10 participants per session, registration required by email to lrbowmaster@gmail.com or 413-584-3373. Free with admission.

Saturday, October 26th: Studio Sculpting Demonstration with artist Arlene Fins. Arlene is a national award winning sculptor, and has exhibited widely throughout the U.S. She teaches sculpture in her studio in Maynard, MA. Drop in to the Studio from 1-4pm. Free with admission.

Saturday, October 26th: SPECIAL PERFORMANCE by the BERKSHIRE PULSE 4:30 p.m. Calling all movers of any shape, size, age, and ability to join the Pulse community in a dance happening outside at Chesterwood.  Inspired by the sculptures of Rick and Laura Brown that are throughout the woods and grounds of Chesterwood, these site-specific dances will be created in two Saturday afternoon rehearsals with participants on October 12th and 19th 3:15-5:45 PM followed by a performance on Saturday Oct 26, 4:30-5:30 PM.   The dance(s) will be easy to learn and will range from small group to large group pieces.  So bring your kids, your grandma, your neighbors or just yourself and be part of art making at Chesterwood.   Please call Berkshire Pulse at 413.274.6624 for questions and to let them know you'll be joining the fun!!! Free. https://berkshirepulse.org/events/