event · August 23

Spotlight Talk: Coat Peg Portraits

When Wharton Esherick built his stone Studio on the hillside above his home, he saved a space to recognize those who had helped him in its construction. Just inside the Studio front door, a series of wooden coat pegs each carved in the likeness of Esherick’s collaborators, and one for himself, playfully meld artistry and function. In this 20 minute spotlight talk, we’ll take a closer look at this cast of characters – John Schmidt, Albert Kulp, Aaron Coleman, Larry Hand, and Esherick himself – highlighting who they were and the role they played in creating this iconic space.

This is a free online event; advance reservations are required.


  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm


The Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail
Malvern, PA 19355 US