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

View our conversation with Roberta Massuch, a Philadelphia-based artist best known for her sculptural and functional work in ceramics. Massuch spent several on-site residency days at the Wharton Esherick Museum during fall 2020 and winter 2021 in order to create an installation featuring new, site-specific works that reflect her sensitive and slow observation of Esherick’s idiosyncratic home and studio over the course of many months. In this program, Roberta talks about her process in creating this new body of work, the connections she found between her work and Esherick’s, and how spending time in the studio sparked new ways of thinking and seeing.

Curator Conversations: Daring Design with Laura Igoe

View a conversation with Laura Igoe, Chief Curator of the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, and one of the co-curators of the exhibition Daring Design: The Impact of Three Women on Wharton Esherick’s Craft. This exhibition, which is on view at the Michener through February 6, 2022, explores the significant impact of three women—Helene Fischer (1879-1970), Hanna Weil (1900-1985), and Marjorie Content (1895-1984)—on Esherick’s career and artistic development. Together, we learn more about how the exhibition was developed, including how Igoe and co-curator Mark Sfirri sought to center different narratives in telling Esherick’s story.

Spotlight Talk: Esherick’s Bedroom

In celebration of CraftNow Philadelphia’s 2021 theme: ‘Environmental Effects,’ which unites craft communities and programming throughout the region for the month of November, we highlight Wharton Esherick’s bedroom in this Spotlight Talk. In this 20-minute program, we walk through Esherick’s bedroom in greater detail, from individual furnishings like his iconic two-poster bed to the intimate nature of the interior as a whole. Together, we examine Esherick’s aesthetic choices in the space, exploring possible influences along with a selection of his personal effects.

Rewind: Artist Talks, Events, & More

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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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.

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  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick
  • Becky Suss - Wharton Esherick

Images Courtesy of Fleisher/Ollman.