Off the Shelf with Wharton Esherick

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Off the Shelf with Wharton Esherick

June 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Tours of the Wharton Esherick Museum typically tell the story of the “dean of American craftsmen” and showcase the stunning work of this master artist. Esherick’s rich cultural life, however, also included several long-time friendships with acclaimed contemporary writers. For the first time ever, the Wharton Esherick Museum will reveal these personal relationships in full.

In this unique tour, the Museum shares rarely seen letters, photographs, and other personal artifacts relating to Esherick’s literary friendships. The tour also explores inscriptions, marginalia, sketches, and other surprises inside the nearly 600 volumes of his personal library.

Learn about Wharton’s close connections to such literary figures as Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Ford Madox Ford, and Jean Toomer, while also examining Esherick’s abiding affinities for Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. This is an intimate view of Esherick’s life you will not want to miss.

Admission: $20 for Non-Members / $5 for Members

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June 9, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Wharton Esherick Museum
(610) 644-5822


Wharton Esherick Museum
2175 Diamond Rock Road
Malvern, PA 19355 United States
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