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Spotlight Talk: Wharton Esherick’s Carved Blanket Chest

We are excited to share Wharton Esherick’s carved antique chest on view in our Visitor Center as part of the Movement is Life exhibition. In this Spotlight Talk we took a deep dive into this 18th century chest that Wharton breathed new life into with his carved depictions of his farmhouse home, Sunekrest. We discussed everything from Pennsylvania German blanket chests, Esherick’s depictions of Sunekrest, and the quirky new feet Esherick added as he was beginning to work with wood in new ways!

Spotlight Talk: Preserving Esherick’s 1966 Silo

We know that our kitchen has been a bit of a mess recently. We chatted about why! We’ve been investigating the Silo in Esherick’s Studio recently to understand why the plaster walls in the kitchen have been deteriorating. Explore our latest efforts to preserve Esherick’s handcrafted Studio alongside our building preservation specialist, Andrew Gustine.

Imprint 2024 Virtual Reception: Rhythms

We celebrated Imprint 2024, WEM’s 16th annual high school printmaking competition! Enjoy a discussion about a selection of Esherick prints that exemplify his unique ability to capture movement and rhythm in his work. From Rhythms (1922), to The Hammersmen (1924), Esherick was truly masterful at creating vibrant, rhythmic worlds with his prints. Alongside Esherick’s prints we heard remarks from our guest jurors, Katie Garth and Nikki Gilliam, and took a look at a few of our Imprint prizewinners for the unique ways these students took on the theme of rhythms in their own works! We were even lucky enough to hear from some of our prizewinning artists!

Spotlight Talk: Wharton Esherick, Ruth Doing, and Rhythms

In celebration of the exhibition, Movement is Life, now on view at the Wharton Esherick Museum, we enjoyed highlighting Esherick’s relationship with dancer Ruth Doing, a friend and an early supporter of his work. This 20-minute program explores the flow of ideas between modern dance, intentional living, and graphic arts in the communities of women that developed around teaching a form of modern dance called “rhythmics.” Along the way, we looked at some of Esherick’s early woodcarvings, in particular, his iconic woodblock print of 1923, Rhythms.

Rewind: Artist Talks, Events, & More

Spotlight Talk: Unpacking Esherick’s Library

Spotlight Talk: Up Close with Esherick’s 1927 Drop Leaf Desk

Spotlight Talk: A Story Transformed- Letty Esherick’s Bookplate

Spotlight Talk: Casey Chew and Esherick-Inspired Set Design

Spotlight Talk: Dana Meyer and Esherick-Inspired Fashion Design

Spotlight Talk: Now, That’s Metal!

Spotlight Talk: Telling Tales Artist John RG Roth

Spotlight Talk: Telling Tales Artist, Suzi Fox

Spotlight Talk: Telling Tales Artist, Lucia Garzón

Spotlight Talk: A-Z of Wharton Esherick and American Studio Furniture

Spotlight Talk: Wharton Esherick at the Museum for Contemporary Crafts, 1958

Imprint 2023 Virtual Reception: Storytelling in Prints

Spotlight Talk: Geoffry Berwind and Esherick’s Music Stand

Spotlight Talk: Wharton Esherick’s Tilted Tales

Spotlight Talk: A Look at Wharton and Miriam in the Archives

Spotlight Talk: Filming with Craft in America

Spotlight Talk: Esherick Connections from the Fabric Workshop and Museum

Home as Stage Virtual Opening

Creatives on Esherick: Virginia Blanchard

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s Concrete Architecture of the 1960s

Spotlight Talk: June Groff

Spotlight Talk: Coat Peg Portraits

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s Self Portrait

Creatives on Esherick: Katie Hudnall

Spotlight Talk: Building the Studio

Spotlight Talk: Architectural Drawings

Spotlight Talk: Anne Tyng, Geometric Architecture, and the Wharton Esherick 1956 Workshop

Creatives on Esherick: Sam Olshin and Lisa Dustin, Atkin Olshin Schade (AOS) Architects

Spotlight Talk: Preserving Esherick’s Windows

Curator Conversations: Daring Design with Mark Sfirri

Creatives on Esherick: Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence

Curator Conversations: Daring Design with Laura Igoe

Spotlight Talk: Helene Fischer, Wharton Esherick, and Furniture as Sculpture

Spotlight Talk: Gifts

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s Bedroom

Spotlight Talk: The Holzhausen Curtains

Spotlight Talk: Marjorie Content Photographs

Creatives on Esherick: Christian Burchard

Curator Conversations: Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet with Jennifer-Navva Milliken

Spotlight Talk: Barnegat Bay Map

Wood And… Opening Reception

Curator Conversations: Exploring the American Craft Council Digital Collections with Beth Goodrich

Spotlight Talk: The Homemade Bandsaw

Creatives on Esherick: Jason Turnidge

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s Models

Creatives on Esherick: Aspen Golann

Creatives on Esherick: Sarah Watlington

Spotlight Talk: Material Combinations in the Studio

Curator Conversations: Stairways to Imagining with Mary Savig

Spotlight Talk: In the Garden with Wharton Esherick

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

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