Event Date/Location



Portrait above by Peter Varnum Poor

Spring Exhibition Wharton & Henry:
An Inspiring Pair

Henry Varnum Poor and Wharton Esherick were both pioneers in the American Craft Movement, bridging the gap between fine art and craft – Wharton with furniture and Henry with ceramics. This exhibit brings together works from the Wharton Esherick Museum and from Crow House, Poor’s home and studio in New City, New York, to explore this inspiring and productive friendship

Opens: Saturday, March 22nd.

Closes: Sunday, June 22nd.

Place: Museum's Visitors Center

Admission: Free



Center for Art in Wood

Bartram's Boxes Remix

The Center for Art in Wood and Bartram's Garden have collaborated on this exhibit which showcases wooden sculptors inspired from the legacy of John Bartram, America's "greatest natural botanist in the world" (Carolus Linnaeus).

* A special boat ride will be offered through Bartram's Garden on May 3rd, 2014.


Opens: Friday, May 2nd

Closes: Saturday, July 19th

Place: The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia

Cost: Free

For more information click here


Penn State Great Valley

Emil Milan Show at Penn State Great Valley

Midcentury Modern craftsman Emil Milan became known for his combination of sleek, clean lines and organic shapes. He worked mainly in Pennsylvania until his death in 1985. Penn State Great Valley showcases his designs as well as has arranged for a panel to discuss the artist who has been described as a loveable curmudgeon, innovative woodworker and gifted designer.


Opens: Monday June 9th

Closes: Friday, September 26th

Place: Penn State Great Valley

Cost: Free

For more information click here.


Wharton Esherick

Wharton's Birthday 1/2 off Afternoon Tours

Wharton Esherick, born on July 15th 1887, would be celebrating his 127th birthday this year. In honor of this, the Museum is offering 1/2 off regular admission for the 1:00 and 2:00 afternoon tours. In addition, there will be light refreshments and cake availabe to visitors. Please call the Museum at 610-644-5822 to reserve your spot.

Event: Tuesday, July 15th

Place: Wharton Esherick Museum

Cost: $6.00 per ticket


Cabinet by Wharton Esherick

2014 Woodworkers' Competition:
Small Cabinets

The 21st Annual Woodworkers' Competition announces its theme as "Small Cabinets".

We encourage woodworkers of all skill levels to create innovative and functional items, much like Wharton Esherick did. For more information or to submit your rendition of a birdhouse, click the links below.

More information or Submit

Submission deadline:
July 1, 2014

Sept - Dec. 31, 2014
Wharton Esherick Museum


     Wharton Esherick Museum
     P.O. Box 595
     Paoli, PA 19301-0595