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Butler Sculpture Park

Butler Sculpture Park
"A Single-Sculptor Designed Park"
481 Shunpike Road, Sheffield, MA, 01257
Tel: 413-229-8924
Contact: Susan Butler - Director

Off the beaten path, up a gravel driveway to the hilltops of the lush southern Berkshires is Robert Butler's sculpture park, forty acres of winding paths and open grassy exhibition areas.

After a four year stint constructing pathways, an arched bridge, and the naturalized setting, Butler and his wife Susan opened the park in 1991 and became the fourth American "Single-sculptor designed park".

At the entrance is an indoor gallery where large sculpture fits comfortably under the soaring sixteen-foot high ceiling. Smaller pieces are displayed in dry limestone-lined Japanese ponds.

A gently meandering pristine trail leads visitors to the forty-five large-scale sculpture, which are nestled among the greenery and displayed in dry limestone-lined Japanese sites.

An expansive upper meadow form a grassy courtyard overlooking the valley, with "rooms" created to highlight individual pieces. Their Berkshire views offer a stunning backdrop for Butler's powerful burnished stainless steel sculpture. His kinetic pieces are right at home among the lacy trees that frame the sculpture sites.

Two dozen smaller pieces located in galleries above Butler's studio evoke playful fantasies, while " work in progress" at the studio offer a chance to experience the sculptor's process.

There is no admission fee.

Open 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Seven days a week, May 20th to October 31st.

For appointment call November 1st to May 19th. Winter by appointment.

For driving direction write or call.

Free parking.

We provide a map to the park for a self-guided tour. Guided tours for groups are possible, if prearranged. Audio guide not available.

Education program for school, etc. available if prearranged. We can mail Brochure.

Picnic sites available as well as restrooms.

Directions
Berkshire county is the western most county of Massachusetts. The sculpture is in Sheffield, ten miles south of Great Berrington, just north of the Connecticut border and about twenty minutes east of the New York state line. From the Sheffield town center, drive south on Route 7 for 3.7 miles. Turn left on Hewins Street and go 1.6 miles to Shunpike Road. Make a sharp right, and then travel one mile to Butler Sculpture Park.(After Hewins Street discreet signs indicate the Route through some of New England's most glorious scenery).

 


Robert Butler


Robert Butler


Robert Butler


Robert Butler


Robert Butler


Robert Butler


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