Whether you choose to join as a Friends of Esherick member or make a fully tax-deductible donation, your support keeps Esherick’s legacy thriving and preserves his joyful, handcrafted Studio for generations to come.


As a Friend of Esherick, you support the singular place Esherick created and the transformational potential of a life’s work designed from a completely original blueprint.

Become a Friend today and engage with creative action and collaboration on every level, from the Studio and all it holds to supporting the next generation of artists and makers working in conversation with Esherick’s legacy beyond our walls.

Levels & Benefits

Friends at Every Level Receive:

  • 10% discount on Museum shop purchases
  • Invitations to member-exclusive events
  • Discounts on special events & programming

Individual – $55

Basic Friends benefits, plus: Admission for one individual for a full year.

Dual – $95

Basic Friends benefits, plus: Admission for two individuals for a full year.

Family & Friends – $150

Basic Friends benefits, plus: Admission for four individuals for a full year, and two guest passes.

Supporting – $250

Friends & Family benefits, plus: Admission for six individuals for a full year, two additional guests passes (4 total), a copy of Annual Juried Woodworking catalog, and an invitation to a recognition event for Supporting & Sustaining Friends.

Sustaining – $500

Supporting benefits, plus: An invitation to a Private Archives Tour.

Give a Gift of Membership

Purchase a membership as a gift and give the experience of Esherick’s Studio to someone you love!

Esherick Society

By joining with a gift of $1,000 or more, you become a member of a very special group of Museum enthusiasts who, through their generosity, invest in the Museum’s sustainability and future.

A portion of your Esherick Society gift may be tax-deductible. Please consult your financial advisor for further guidance.

Oak Circle – $1,000

Benefits include Sustaining Member benefits, plus invitations to programs and social receptions with special guests and contemporary artists.

Walnut Circle – $2,500

Benefits include Oak Circle benefits, plus a restrike of an Esherick woodcut print.

Cherry Circle – $5,000

Benefits include Walnut Circle benefits, plus a private social reception for up to six (6) in the Museum.

Make a Donation

WEM is a catalyst for creative action.

Esherick’s joyful, handcrafted Studio is a total work of art, from the building itself to the light switches inside. An autobiography in three dimensions, WEM represents Esherick’s artistic home, a home to his truest expression of self and his boundless creativity. Your support ensures the preservation and celebration of Esherick’s legacy for generations to come.

Whether you choose to join as a Friends of Esherick member or make a fully tax-deductible donation, your financial support is critical; more than 60% or our annual operating budget comes from contributed funds. 

The Wharton Esherick Museum is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.