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2019 PaLA SEPLA Social - Off the Shelf with Wharton Esherick Tour
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Don't miss out on the chance to take this unique tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum that goes beyond the typical visit and explores Esherick's close connection to literary figures of his day. Cost for the tour is $15. Space is limited to 24 so register online now! Parking is available along Horseshoe Trail. Parking is available in the Museum’s driveway for visitors with mobility issues or special needs. Low heeled shoes only, please. Optional lunch to follow (not included).

When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Where: Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail
Malvern, Pennsylvania  19355
United States
Contact: Arlene Caruso
310.353.1022 X103

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Tours of the Wharton Esherick Museum typically tell the story of the “dean of American craftsmen” and showcase the stunning work of this master artist. Esherick’s rich cultural life, however, also included several long-time friendships with acclaimed contemporary writers. For the first time ever this year, the Wharton Esherick Museum will reveal these personal relationships in full. In this unique tour, rarely seen letters, photographs, and other personal artifacts relating to Esherick’s literary friendships will be shared. Inscriptions, marginalia, sketches, and other surprises inside the nearly 600 volumes of his personal library will also be explored. Join us to learn about Wharton’s close connections to such literary figures as Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, Ford Madox Ford, and Jean Toomer, while also examining Esherick’s abiding affinities for Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman. This is an intimate view of Esherick’s life you will not want to miss.

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