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The Wharton Esherick Museum

Art Suburbs & Beyond

Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, readily extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more. His motto, "if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing," is evident in the joyful expression of his work, inviting the eye and the hand. A National Historic Landmark for Architecture, his hilltop studio/residence, with more than 300 of his works on exhibition, has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there. The Museum is open to the public through guided tours for which reservations are required.

Photo: Charles Uniatowski

Calendar of Events
24th Annual Woodworking Competition & Exhibition: Vessels
Through Saturday, December 30

Hours
Monday: closed
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 4:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:00
Reservations are required. Please call or visit our website.
Closed to the public in January and February and on all major holidays.

Admission
Adults: $15
Seniors: $13
Students with Valid ID: $12
Children (ages 12 and under): $8
Group Rate (on weekday tours for groups of 20 or more): $12

Visitor Information

The Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail
Malvern, PA 19355
610-644-5822 phone

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The Water Works behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo by Erin DiSerafino.