The Wharton Esherick Museum is the home and hilltop studio of famed artist, Wharton Esherick (1887-1970), an internationally significant figure in the landscape of art history and American modern design. As a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, Esherick extended his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, buildings and more.
When Esherick died in 1970, a group committed to the preservation of this important historic collection created a museum that would be open year-round for public viewing and scholarly research. The Wharton Esherick Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark for Architecture in 1993. Today, his hilltop home and studio serves as an open exhibition of more than 300 of his works and is preserved as it was when Esherick lived and worked there.