The Wharton Esherick Museum

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Mission
“to preserve, maintain and exhibit the artistic creations of the late Wharton Esherick so that the public may gain enjoyment, education and inspiration from Esherick’s life work.”

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials
Student discount

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Hours
Monday to Friday, 10 – 5
(Weekdays for groups of five or more)
Saturday, 10 – 5
Sunday, 1 – 5
***The museum is CLOSED the months of January and February

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Tours
All visits to the Wharton Esherick Studio
are available by reservation only.
Please call 610-644-5822
to book your guided tour.

•Tours last about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
•Please give at least 24 hour notice to book a tour.
•Unfortunately, the Museum is not handicap accessible.

Price
Adults, $12
Children under 12, $6

It’s All About Planning

I am an efficient person in so many ways but in my free time I have such a hard time planning to do much of anything. I tend to enjoy the spontaneous and that made taking a trip to Malvern very difficult. Unfortunately you need to make a reservation prior to visiting the museum. With that said the employees are kind and you will be so happy you went. Wharton’s motto was His motto, “if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth doing,” and frankly I couldn’t agree with him more. The surrounding area of the studio is breathtaking. I highly recommending setting aside time to walk the grounds prior to your tour. It is a beautiful area take pictures and wonder a little. There is a lot of walking involved in this visit and very little room to take breaks therefore if you feel this could be an issue they have provided virtual tours on their website. I have posted the link below. Make the plan and make the trip you will no regret it.

http://whartonesherickmuseum.org/tour.html

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The American Visionary Art Museum

Address
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Mission
Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself.”

The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking X
Sensible way finding X
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting X
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness
Cool visitor materials
Student discount

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Hours
AVAM is OPEN 10:00am–6:00pm, TUESDAY–SUNDAY (CLOSED MONDAYS*)
CLOSED: Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day
*Open annually on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as AVAM’s celebration of all of life’s possibilities! Free admission & special programming for all!

Price
Adult: $15.95
Senior (60 and up): $13.95
Student/Child: $9.95
Children 6 and under: FREE!
Members: FREE! (just show us your Fan Club Card)

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Be Prepared to see things that will surprise you!

The museum is made up of work created by people with no formal training. I have tried to stress that there is a place for everyone in the art world. The Visionary museum really creates an inviting museum for everyone. There are no cameras allowed in the museum but, there is nothing wrong with some mystery from time to time. I promise that you will love it within the museum. The neighborhood is ideal for a day trip I promise you will not be sorry you went. The employees are great and the museum is easy to travel. This is a perfect place for all ages and all levels of art enthusiasm.

Lunch Time

Mr. Rain’s Fun House is a restaurant within the museum. I would say it is mandatory to visit while you are there. The food is delicious and there is also outdoor seating for warmer weather. I highly recommend putting this on your list of things to do while you are in Baltimore.

The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Mission:

The mission of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and stimulate appreciation for and advance knowledge of works of art that collectively represent the broadest spectrum of human achievement at the highest level of quality, all in the service of the public and in accordance with the highest professional standards.

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The Nitty Gritty

Good Neighborhood X
Kind Employee’s X
Accessible Parking
Sensible way finding
Accessible Public Transportation X
Kid Friendly X
Gift Shop worth visiting
Clean Bathrooms! X
Labels you can find X
Reasonable Pricing X
Ample Sitting Room X
Memorable X
Spacious X
Whiteness X
Cool visitor materials
Student discount X

Price:
Fee includes same-day admission to the Main Building and The Cloisters museum and gardens. There is no extra charge for entrance to exhibitions.

Recommended

Adults: $25
Seniors (65 and older): $1
Students: $12*
Members (Join Now):Free
Children under 12 (accompanied by an adult):Free

To help cover the costs of exhibitions, we ask that you please pay the full recommended amount.

Hours:
Tuesday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.*
Sunday: 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.*
Closed Monday (except Met Holiday Mondays), Thanksgiving Day, and December 25
Saturday evenings are made possible by the William H. Kearns Foundation.
*Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before closing.

New York is filled with so much culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is just one aspect of that culture. There are people of all ages and types in New York city which is one reason I find the Met so alluring. The metropolitan museum of Art is HUGE! The museum is filled with grandhalls which really is an ideal setting for viewing of sculpture. I love that on any giving day traveling through the halls you will see numerous people sketching the sculptures and viewing their surroundings. There is such a relaxed feeling that comes along with the Met which can be hard to find in New York.

The employees there are helpful but for the most part I would say they have very little to do with your overall experience. The museum is idea for all ages and there are a good variety of exhibits there for your viewing pleasure. My favorite part of the museum are the grand steps out front. On any given day you will find a band, or a group of singers outside the steps. There are usually many food carts out side even if you do not have to visit a museum it may be a nice place to have lunch on a sunny day.

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