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The Wharton Esherick Museum

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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
Wine & Cheese Tours
Through Saturday, October 20
Wharton Esherick Museum Tour and Lunch at Terrain Cafe
Thursday, October 18

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.

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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Exploring the Francis Kéré exhibition with the architect. Part of the Creative Africa celebration at the Perelman Building of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.