Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the family as well as the history of the building. She wove a wonderful account of his early years as a painter and used that to give us more insight throughout the tour of the surface designs on the wood as well as how Esherick viewed the world through that lens.
The home and tour were wonderful
Tour guide was very informative and engaging. Tour was long enough to really take in all the details of each room in the home and studio.
The docent was extremely informative
This was my second visit to Wharton Esherick and I enjoyed it even more than the first visit. Amazing work by an amazing artist. Our docent was excellent and so knowledgable. Such a treasure. Thank you all for your loving care of the site.
I've visited several times and each time see and learn something new. This occasion was a field trip for my coworkers with the idea that exposure to Wharton Esherick's inventiveness would inspire our creativity and help bring new ways of seeing and doing things. We definitely came away invigorated and challenged to think about things differently. Thank you for a very enjoyable and stimulating afternoon!
Katie is an excellent docent and answered all our questions. She took extra time as needed and engaged all those on the tour.
An amazing place to tour. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Seeing Mr. Esherick's home and work was a wonderful experience.
Guide was knowledgable and answered questions well. Museum is a treasure.
Well informed docent (Juliana) and lovely welcome by her and Laura. Fun museum.
The staff was very friendly and up-tone. The tour was about as good as one could hope for. Limited crowd, small space, but didn't feel rushed. Lots of information give during the tour which we thought essential. I wish I was local as I could see visiting this site often. Pretty special!
The guide was great! And I brought a cutting board with me to see if it is a W.E.
The person in the reception room looked into it for me
Learned a lot in brief period. A gem of a museum!
I like that it was a fairly intense visit to a small space with a tremendous amount to see, to talk about, and to think about. Earlier in my life I'd spent twenty-five years as a self-employed woodworker, and Esherick's work was a huge inspiration to wood craftspeople in the early 70s when I began my journey with wood. He looked at every "need" as an opportunity to creatively solve (and spent probably far more time now than most self-employed craftspeople could devote these days) and the results are inspiring even after fifty years. Thanks for keeping this open and available.
Katie provided an exceptional experience, one that will stay with me! The house and collections are truly inspiring.
Very thorough and professional presentation, friendly staff, beautiful setting.
Docent was extremely knowledgeable and a good story teller about Esherick, his work, and the man.
His work is amazing to see up close.
informative and inspiring!
Wonderful museum. Knowledgeable tour leader. Good company on tour (I learned from others and their questions).
Along with Wharton Esherick's studio and all it's contents being a magnificent experience, our docent this past Saturday was so knowledgeable. She also shared her love for the place and what she does there. She was even able to keep the five year old boy in the group enthralled.
The docent did an excellent job on the tour.
The Wharton Esherick Museum is unique. There is nothing in the area that has the authenticity and intimacy of this experience. Art, process, form, ingenuity are all on display and referenced in illuminating tours. I have learned something new with every visit and come away refreshed. The Wharton Esherick Museum is always on my list of places for out-of-town visitors, who also find it a fascinating and uniquely satisfying experience.
We had a great time. We took two friends of ours and they likewise really enjoyed the tour. Both my husband and I as well as our friends thought that Bob was a fantastic tour guide. We could’ve easily gone another hour on the tour. Bob knows just about everything there is to know about the museum.
The home is inspiring and amazing, and Al was a wonderful and knowledgable guide - we really enjoyed his tour.
The docent did a great job with WE's history. The studio though small, is fascinating. WE was a true American craftsman.
Katie our tour guide was phenomenal. She was very friendly and most importantly had answers to all our questions plus gave us a wonderful in sight into Esherick's life! thank you Katie!
Extremely interesting. Docent was a fountain of knowledge.
I was so pleased to be able to arrange a tour when out-of-town guest were visiting. Katie, our guide, was exceptional! She was extremely knowledgeable and has a relaxed style that made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. The studio is a treasure! Thanks so much.
Our docent was very knowledgeable and engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
I was somewhat familiar with the work of Wharton Esherick but loved the detail and intimacy of the museum tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable and answered all the tour's questions. The work on display was extensive, given the limited space. Overall, it was a lovely and educational morning.
Stunning eye candy everywhere you look. We will return again.
It is rare to find a person, an artist, musician, craftsman, or writer with such uncompromising vision. We are encouraged these days to be mindful and present. It is a hard and difficult thing to do. Wharton Esherick did this and it was his second nature. Moreover as a craftsman and musician my experience at the museum confirms and inspires me to be present and perfect in my imperfections...never compromise the muse. Please know that the work everyone does at the museum does is a precious story to be told and it is told so well. Thank you - Jamie and Deborah Vause.
Our guide was wonderful. The space is a treasure.
Great guide. Unique experience experiencing art in the intimacy of his home - a wonderfully, quirky, ingenious, home.
Great experience, knowledgeable docent.