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Free with Museum admission.
Galleries remain open until 9 pm.

Director and Writer: Carolyn Coal

Disinterested in conventional society, Wharton Esherick moved to rural Chester County outside Philadelphia in 1913, where he pursued the life of a painter only to discover his passion for wood. Over time he abandoned painting altogether, opting to produce furniture in his studio one piece at a time for the next 55 years. Revered as the “Dean of American Craftsmen,” he was pivotal in establishing the American studio furniture movement.