Wharton Esherick Museum

Wharton Esherick Museum

This museum celebrates high art hand craftsmanship through the work of Wharton Esherick.

Just before he died in 1970, Esherick was heralded by the national art and design community as the "Dean of American Craftsmen." However, gaining praise such as this was not always easy. Much of his career was spent in isolation during a period when crafstmanship was held in low regard by American culture. This museum celebrates the change that Esherick helped bring about. On display are samples of furniture, sculpture, and architectural interior that Esherick created.