This exhibition features 16 examples of American bracket, shelf and table clocks designed for use in the home and made between 1775 and 1850. Satisfying --and stimulating --consumers' demand for inexpensive, accurate timekeeping devices, clockmakers experimented with scaled-down, weight-driven movements housed in decorative cases. Clock-making tools from the Dominy family workshop of East Hampton, New York, including a mechanical wheel-cutting engine, illustrate historic hand skills and equipment. Innovative patented clocks and timepieces produced by members of the Simon Willard family and Eli Terry family as well as a this unusual diamond shaped wall clock by Jabez Baldwin showcase the range and refinement of forms produced during the young nation's early decades. Winterthur curators Joshua Lane and Ann Wagner co-curated the exhibition on view from in the museum's first floor galleries.
Parents and their toddlers in strollers are invited to join Winterthur for fun and informative walks through the garden and galleries. Spend time with your child and make friends with new families while you learn a little about the amazing collections that make the Museum special.
Try practicing yoga in a beautiful garden setting, strengthening your body and spirit. Our yoga class is open to all levels. We will practice slow, easy motions to get into the rhythm of nature. The tone and pace of the class will activate your internal energy and guide you to connect to your deepest essence, so you leave feeling peaceful yet revitalized. Led by Beth Sheehy. Bring a yoga mat, small towel, and water bottle. Wear layers appropriate to the season. Classes are rain or shine and will meet at the Brown Learning Center at 9:00 am and move outdoors as weather permits. Drop-in rate of $10 for both members and non-members. No advance registration necessary. Capacity: 30 people.
This talk will look at the shared collecting interests of H. F. du Pont and Albert Barnes, who created the world renown collection of modern art and folk art. It will also look at du Pont's other connections to the world of modern art in the 1930's-‘50s.
Celebrate the first flowers of the year and be part of a longstanding Winterthur tradition. Every year Henry Francis du Pont took an early spring walk from the March Bank to Magnolia Bend (Bank to Bend) in search of the year's first blooms--snowdrops, crocuses, and myriad other awakening bulbs. This year's featured speaker, Charles Cresson, a well-known horticulturist and plantsman from Swarthmore, will explore the wonder of the winter garden, drawing upon his rich gardening experience and long association with Winterthur. Come be inspired with new ideas for your own garden, enjoy a guided or self-guided garden tour, and shop our speciality sale of rare and unusual plants from Carolyn's Shade Garden.