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Image by Anne Todd, courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum Image courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum
Image by Anne Todd, courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum
Image courtesy of the Wharton Esherick Museum

Making Connections with Louis I. Kahn: Private Tour of the Wharton Esherick Museum and 1956 Kahn-designed Workshop

October 14, 2017–two tours at 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:
Wharton Esherick Museum
1520 Horseshoe Trail,
Malvern, PA 19355
Tickets: $20
Pre-registration required, space is limited
Transportation to the Wharton Esherick Museum is not included.
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For questions about this program, please contact The Wharton Esherick Museum at info@whartonesherickmuseum.org or (610) 644-5822

Pair a drive through beautiful Chester County with a visit to the former home and studio of Wharton Esherick, a leading figure in twentieth-century design. Esherick Museum Executive Director Julie Gannaway will lead a tour of the Museum and 1956 Workshop, designed by Louis Kahn for his friend. A singular example of modern architecture, this National Historic Landmark for Architecture showcases the legacies of both Esherick and Kahn.

A note on accessibility: Wharton Esherick's home and studio is his most iconic work and the museum is committed to enabling all visitors to experience this special place. Due to the historic, hand-built nature of the building and a spiral staircase which connects an upper and lower level, portions of the Studio are not accessible for wheelchair users and users with mobility issues. In lieu of navigating through these spaces physically, the museum provides printed or digital materials as a way of exploring these spaces. 1956 Workshop is accessible to wheelchair users. Accomodations can be arranged in advance for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as visitors who are blind or have low vision. 

This program is co-presented by The Fabric Workshop and Museum and the Wharton Esherick Museum.


Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture is organized by the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, in collaboration with the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the NAI part of The New Institute, Rotterdam. The exhibition is globally sponsored by Swarovski.
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In Philadelphia, funding for Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture has been provided by the Edna W. Andrade Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation, Harvey S. Shipley Miller, the Shipley Miller Foundation; the LLWW Foundation and AKA | Korman Communities; Steven H. Korman; KieranTimberlake; Emanuel Kelly, Kelly/Maiello Inc.; and Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.
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Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional operational support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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