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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

$15 / person
Wharton Esherick Museum

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.

Interior, Wharton Esherick Museum

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.

Trust is grateful to Dr. Harold Sweetman and the Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens, www.jenkinsarboretum.org  for their generous sponsorship of the “Wharton Esherick Museum: Telling the Story, Preserving the Legacy” lecture on May 7. Plan to arrive early for the lecture and enjoy  the botanical gardens wonderful collection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and ferns.

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens

631 Berwyn-Baptist Road
Devon, PA 19333
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