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COVID-19 Information

Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wharton Esherick Museum will temporarily close beginning on Monday, 3/16.?The Museum will remain closed until further notice.?Given the rapidly changing nature of the outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates as they become available.

This decision was made in consideration of ongoing directives from county and state officials?and the recommendations provided by the?Centers for Disease Control and Prevention?and the?Chester County Department of Health. The safety of our visitors, members, staff, and volunteers is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor new developments closely.

If you have made a reservation for a Museum tour during this period and would like to reschedule your visit, we will be happy to assist you and will honor your tickets once we reopen for tours. If you will not be able to reschedule your visit, we can issue you a refund. Or, If you are able, please consider donating your refund to the Museum. Your support now will ensure that we come out of this crisis ready to serve our community and preserve Esherick’s legacy.

Please contact info@whartonesherickmuseum.org with any questions.

The Museum will continue to monitor the situation and adjust policies as needed.?Thank you for your understanding.

“If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing”? –Wharton Esherick

The Wharton Esherick Museum celebrates and preserves the legacy of American artist Wharton Esherick, who worked primarily in wood to create furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more.

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.

We invite you to visit the Museum through a guided experience for which reservations are required.


“A complete expression of one man’s intensely personal fusion of fine craftsmanship with the wild flights of the imagination.”

Anne d'Harnoncourt, former director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

“Fun, neat, creative, colorful, comfortable, smooth, flowing, exciting, cool, twisty, wavy, and extraordinary.”

Second graders describe their visit to the Wharton Esherick Museum
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The 27th Annual Juried Woodworking Exhibition

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When you support the Wharton Esherick Museum you give the gift of wonder. Every visitor to the Wharton Esherick Museum delights in the indelible creative spirit that defined Esherick’s life and work, and your gift will provide that wonder for generations to come. Our donors and members provide the critical financial support we need as a donor-dependent organization to preserve and share Wharton’s legacy.?

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