Wharton Esherick Museum
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The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and studio of famed American artist Wharton Esherick, located atop Valley Forge Mountain in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Set on 12 wooded acres, the museum campus comprises multiple buildings including Wharton Esherick’s studio, which is now the centerpiece of the museum. Esherick’s highly individual, hand-built studio was constructed over a 40-year period beginning in 1926, incorporating Arts and Crafts, Expressionist, and organic designs. Two years later, Esherick began his 1928 Expressionist garage, now our visitor center. In 1973, just one year after its official opening as a museum, the studio was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993, the Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark for architecture and is a founding member of the Historic Artists’ Home & Studios program of the National Trust. Through exhibitions, programs, and partnerships, we strive to be an active community resource, connecting contemporary audiences to Esherick’s brilliant creations and the beauty of the everyday.
Reservations are required.