• Established in 1999, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS), a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a coalition of museums throughout the country that were the homes and studios of American artists. From the desert vistas of Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico ranch to Winslow Homer’s studio on the rocky, windswept coast of southern Maine, the homes and studios in the network are sites of extraordinary creativity. The Wharton Esherick Museum is proud to be a founding HAHS member, and a site featured in this publication.

    Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios is the first guidebook to the network, conveying each artist’s visual legacy and setting each site in the context of its architecture and landscape, which often were designed by the artists themselves. Through portraits, artwork, and site photos, discover the powerful influence of place on American greats such as Andrew Wyeth, Grant Wood, Lee Krasner, and Donald Judd, as well as lesser-known but equally creative figures who made important contributions to cultural history---multimedia artist James Castle, photographer Alice Austen, and muralist Clementine Hunter among them.

    Organized by region Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios weaves the history of the sites’ architecture and landscape with the artists’ biographies and their visual legacy. The guide features portraits of the artists, examples of their artwork, site descriptions, and photographs as well as visitor information and a site map.

      Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios: A Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

    By Valerie A. Balint | Foreword by Wanda M. Corn, Preface by Donna Hassler and Katherine Malone-France

    Publication date: June 2, 2020. Paperback with flaps. 256 pages. 225 Color & B+W photographs.

    Cover photo by Don Freeman, 2019

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    Kitchen Think: A guide to design and construction, from refurbishing to renovation By Nancy R. Hiller For two decades, Hiller has made a living by turning limitations into creative, lively and livable kitchens for her clients. Her new book, “Kitchen Think,” is an invitation to learn from both her completed kitchen designs (plus kitchens from a few others - including Wharton Esherick) and from the way she works in her Bloomington, Ind., workshop. Published by Lost Art Press. Hardcover. 8-1/2” x 11”, 368 pages and printed in full color.
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    Looking for the perfect addition to your workshop overalls? How about our Esherick Studio Enamel Pin! This playful interpretation of the Studio building measures 1" x 1.5" -- a perfect little reminder to stay inspired no matter what you're working on.  
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    Packs of water-themed Esherick woodcut print notecards. Available for a limited time. Each pack includes 'Bright Mariner,' 'Bird in the Rain,' 'Water and Rocks,' and 'On The Deck.' 12 cards in a pack (3 of each design).
  • Packs of land-themed Esherick woodcut print notecards. Available for a limited time. Each pack includes 'Diamond Rock Hill,' 'The Solid Forest,' 'Porcupine,' and 'August.' 12 cards in a pack (3 of each design).
  • ceramic vessel or white porcelain with a tall blue form on left, and yellow grid on right and a painted yellow grid on the base
    Primary Vessel, Porcelain, underglaze, glaze. 11" H x 9" W x 9" D    Created by WEM Artist-in-Residence Roberta Massuch, this one-of-a-kind ceramic vessel was inspired by elements of Esherick's Studio. Learn more about the Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence exhibition, which features new site-specific works that reflect Roberta's sensitive and slow observation of Esherick’s idiosyncratic home and studio over the course of many months. Member discount cannot be applied. ITEM# RAM-WEM1
  • tall and narrow ceramic vase with yellow grid and turquoise top, holding yellow sunflowers tall and narrow ceramic vase with yellow grid and turquoise top, on Esherick's deck table
    Yellow Grid Vessel, Porcelain, underglaze, glaze. 13" H x 7" W x 4" D   Created by WEM Artist-in-Residence Roberta Massuch, this one-of-a-kind ceramic vessel was inspired by elements of Esherick's Studio. Learn more about the Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence exhibition, which features new site-specific works that reflect Roberta's sensitive and slow observation of Esherick’s idiosyncratic home and studio over the course of many months. Member discount cannot be applied. ITEM# RAM-WEM2
  • tall white ceramic vessel with turquoise "awning" feature and tall three pane red window. Back side has faint yellow grid on surface tall white ceramic vessel with turquoise "awning" feature and tall three pane red window. Back side has faint yellow grid on surface
    Turquoise Awning, Porcelain, underglaze, glaze. 14" H x 6" W x 4" D   Created by WEM Artist-in-Residence Roberta Massuch, this one-of-a-kind ceramic vessel was inspired by elements of Esherick's Studio. Learn more about the Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence exhibition, which features new site-specific works that reflect Roberta's sensitive and slow observation of Esherick’s idiosyncratic home and studio over the course of many months. Member discount cannot be applied. ITEM# RAM-WEM3
  • small vase with painted yellow lines, tall yellow "chimney" and pale reddish pink ladder-like handle small vase with painted yellow lines, tall yellow "chimney" and pale reddish pink ladder-like handle, on Esherick's deck table
    Yellow Line Vessel, Porcelain, underglaze, glaze. 8" H x 5" W x 3.5" D   Created by WEM Artist-in-Residence Roberta Massuch, this one-of-a-kind ceramic vessel was inspired by elements of Esherick's Studio. Learn more about the Roberta Massuch: Artist-in-Residence exhibition, which features new site-specific works that reflect Roberta's sensitive and slow observation of Esherick’s idiosyncratic home and studio over the course of many months. Member discount cannot be applied. ITEM# RAM-WEM4

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