The Wharton Esherick Museum recently received an extraordinary trove of archival materials that were never before available to the public. Included in these papers are Esherick’s alphabetized business files from the 1950s and 60s—an A-Z of his work activities in the era when he became a major figure in American studio furniture.
Join us as we delve into the histories of mid-century modern design and the studio craft movement. In this 20-minute program, we’ll look into the ways in which Esherick’s woodworking practice shaped—and was shaped by—rising interest in hand crafted modernist objects. Along the way, we’ll look at project records, letters, and other archival finds.
This is a free online event; advance reservations are required. Please register below to receive instructions on how to join us! If able, please consider a $5 donation to support our ongoing programs. Donate HERE.
We look forward to seeing you there!