Walk inside the Schantz Galleries in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store. Only the eye candy here is stunning works of art created by some of the world’s foremost glass artists.
While not officially a museum, Schantz Galleries feels like one, in that it showcases the works of more than 50 internationally-lauded glass artists, covering a dizzying range of styles and subjects. See beautiful fused-glass portraits by Veruska Vagen, contemporary sculptures by William Carlson, delicate glass mosaics by Dorothy Hafner—and so many more incredibly creative works. It’s a mind-boggling journey through room after room that reveals just how many beautiful and intriguing ways glass can be manipulated.
At Schantz Galleries, you’ll also find a selection of architectural installations by premier glass artists, revealing a dynamic range of design. Included in the collection are a stunning chandelier from Dale Chihuly; James Carpenter’s contemporary designs that play with light; and Nancy Callan, an artist who is part of the vibrant Seattle glass community. If you’re in luck, you may see one or more of the artists visiting the shop—such as Maestro Lino Tagliapietra from Murano—as they love coming to the Berkshires.
Schantz Galleries are an unexpected gem in the quaint town of Stockbridge, and another representation of the incredible cultural scene here in the Berkshires.
3 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA
Closed on Wednesdays
Open every other day, 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Take advantage of our Staveleigh House Winter Getaway Special—a 20% discount on weekday stays of two or more nights—and make a visit to Schantz Galleries and Stockbridge part of your getaway!