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Curator Conversations: Stairways to Imagining with Mary Savig

View our conversation with Mary Savig, Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery, the branch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts. We explore Esherick’s work in the context of the Renwick’s collection and exhibitions from the Gallery’s founding in 1972 to Savig’s current work preparing for a 50th anniversary exhibition in 2022. We discuss inspirations and goals of the project, especially how visitors might slow down to contemplate this present moment and the making of place.

Creatives on Esherick: Sarah Watlington

View a conversation with Los Angeles-based artist and woodworker Sarah Watlington. We talk with Sarah about the varied sources of inspiration she draws on in her studio, from the grace of animal forms to literature and the written word, highlighting parallels with Esherick’s own practice. We also delve into Sarah’s unique approach to design and her ideas on simplicity — and just how complex it can be.

Spotlight Talk: In the Garden with Wharton Esherick

In this Spotlight Talk, we celebrate Earth Day, and the arrival of spring, with a closer look at Esherick’s outdoor artworks. Esherick embraced a life surrounded by nature, drawing inspiration and material alike from the landscape around him. In this 20-minute program, we touch on his love of the outdoors and highlight a few sculptures, both functional and decorative, designed to live out in the open air!

Rewind: Artist Talks, Events, & More

Spotlight Talk: Wharton’s Printing Press

Curator Conversations: Woodworking, Labor, and Modernism with Holly Gore

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s World’s Fair Chair

Curator Conversations: Homer, Esherick, and Interpreting Artists’ Studios with Diana Greenwold

Spotlight Talk: Henry Varnum Poor’s Portrait Plates

Creatives on Esherick: Keunho Peter Park

Spotlight Talk: Winter Woodcuts

Curator Conversations: Exploring Connections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with Nonie Gadsden

Creatives on Esherick: Laura Mays

When Artists Pivot: Wharton Esherick and His Career | PAFA – Culture & Coffee

Past Collaborations

Fleisher/Ollman:

Becky Suss/Wharton Esherick

November 16, 2018 — January 26, 2019

In collaboration with the Wharton Esherick Museum, Becky Suss juxtaposes her paintings of Esherick’s interiors with actual Esherick objects lent by the museum. This is Suss’s first foray in engaging with another artist’s work in a curatorial capacity. Fleisher/Ollman and Suss are thrilled to have the Wharton Esherick Museum on board as a partner for this exhibition. This also marks the first artist collaboration of this scope for the museum, highlighting its dedication to working with contemporary artists, and Esherick’s continued resonance with new generations.

Explore the exhibition
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick

Images Courtesy of Fleisher/Ollman.