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Wharton Esherick Museum: Telling the Story, Preserving the Legacy
Paul Eisenhauer, Executive Director of Wharton Esherick Museum
May 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Paul Eisenhauer will give an illustrated talk about Wharton Esherick’s life and work in Chester County, with particular emphasis on Sunekrest, the farm that he and his wife Letty purchased in 1913, and which the Museum re-purchased in 2014. Dr. Eisenhauer will share some of the Museum’s plans for utilizing the space.
Paul Eisenhauer received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. After a 20 year teaching career, he left academia for the Museum world. He started at the Wharton Esherick Museum as a volunteer in 2003, became Program Director in 2005, Curator in 2008 and Executive director in 2010. He co-curated Wharton Esherick and the Birth of the American Modern at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010-11, and co-edited the catalog for the show. He has edited several books on Esherick for the Wharton Esherick Museum.