"Made in the Americas" examines the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Featuring some of the most extraordinary objects produced in the Americas, this scholarly exhibition is the first Pan-American study to explore how craftsmen across North, Central, and South America adapted Asian styles in a range of media - from furniture to silverwork, textiles, ceramics, and painting.
Discover the extraordinary art of Fanny Palmer and Arthur Tait, two of the most prolific artists at Currier & Ives. See how their collaboration with Currier & Ives, the iconic publisher of Christmas cards and Americana, transformed the way that Americans made and viewed art.
Ruth Wales du Pont, often in the background at Winterthur, was a talented and active person in her own right. The exhibit will highlight her interests, including her collection of popular sheet music and compositions, theater programs, travel diaries of ocean voyages, her golf clubs and bridge score pads, and original poetry.
Author and historian Andrea Wulf shares this beautifully illustrated story of a garden revolution that began in America with the farmer John Bartram who transformed the English landscape, introducing hundreds of American trees and shrubs.
Antiques take center stage as 60 of the country's most distinguished dealers present American furniture, paintings, rugs, porcelain, silver, jewelry, and decorative arts at one of the nation's top shows.
Join Winterthur's horticulture staff for monthly garden walks highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape. Walks begin at the Visitor Center and may be cancelled in bad weather. Wear comfortable shoes.
The former home of Henry Francis du Pont which houses his world-class collection of American decorative arts is dressed for the holidays. Beautiful throughout the year, Winterthur is exquisite during Yuletide with the dazzling display of seasonally decorated rooms and sparkling trees including the traditional dried flower tree.
Help ring in the jazz series and welcome back Ron Cole Trio on November 30. Cash wine and beer bar; fruit and cheese for purchase. Included with the Yuletide Tour general admission ticket; free for members. For nonmembers who are not purchasing a Yuletide general admission ticket, tickets are $15 and include live jazz, entry to galleries and exhibits. Visit Winterthur.org/yuletide for December performers.
This talk focuses on the early manual techniques exemplified by Currier & Ives. Joan Irving, paper conservator at Winterthur, will look closely at prints in Winterthur's new exhibition, "Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives," to reveal subtle lithographic techniques, the watercolor palette, and the little-discussed topic of lithographic papers. A close look suggests that these were well-crafted prints manufactured with high quality materials, begging the question, "Are these really, as the firm's advertisements suggest, ‘the cheapest ornaments in the world'?"