In Nat Rubinson’s words, “Artists can be the loneliest people in the world – sitting there with a blank canvas in front
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October is National American Archives Month! To celebrate, we are highlighting the Wharton Esherick Museum's rich archival collections. These include the
If you know one thing about Wharton Esherick, you know he worked with wood. At the Museum, we know Wharton quite well
In 1956, construction of Wharton Esherick’s new workshop was completed. The building, sited just a few steps from the Studio and
Fig 1: Pamphlet for Wharton Esherick’s 80th Birthday Party: “A Tribute to Wharton Esherick on his Eightieth Birthday”
Photograph of Ed Ray standing in front of stacks of drying lumber 2023 is all about storytelling here at the
Single Music Stand, 1960, Cherry, walnut, 44 x 18.25 x 20, from the Collection of the Wharton Esherick Museum. Photo by
This year we are delighted to host Philadelphia-based artist Martha McDonald as our 2023 WEM Artist-in-Residence. Beginning last winter, Martha began a
One Object, Many Stories: Esherick’s Music Stand is currently on view in the Visitor Center. This installation offers a deep dive into
Storytelling was an integral part of Esherick’s humor and personality so, naturally, stories found their way into his furniture, sculpture, prints, and