Butler Sculpture Park
"A Single-Sculptor Designed Park"
481 Shunpike Road, Sheffield, MA, 01257
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
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
For appointment call November 1st to May 19th. Winter by
For driving direction write or call.
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.
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).