Begin the day with a guided tour through the studio and home of Wharton Esherick. Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was a sculptor whose unique craftsmanship and designs extended to a multitude of media, with a focus in creating sculptural environments in wood. His hilltop studio and residence is now the Wharton Esherick Museum, with more than 200 of his works on exhibition. It is a National Historic Landmark for Architecture, and has been preserved much as it was when the artist lived and worked there.
Wharton Esherick is largely credited with linking the rts and the crafts movements, and with being the catalyst for a resurgence of furniture making post World War II.
Asandwich lunch is included with registration, and provided by Valley Forge Pizza. Enjoy the picnic on the lawn!
Following the Wharton Esherick Museum, guests are welcome and encouraged to drive along to Historic Yellow Springs, where the Poplar Culture exhibit is on display. In 2009, Wharton Esherick Museum took down a 130-year-old poplar tree that stood outside of the Studio’s front door. To commemorate this significant tree, the Museum distributed pieces of the tree to over 30 artists and display their poplar creations at Historic Yellow Springs.