Current Exhibitions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Exhibitions

 

In addition to frequently changing Galleries that showcase the permanent collection, Winterthur presents extraordinary exhibitions that highlight the very best in craftsmanship and scholarship, from both our own collection and distinguished institutions around the world.
  

 

 

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes
 

April 1, 2017–January 7, 2018

Questions about the authenticity of art and antiques consistently capture headlines around the world. This fun and captivating exhibition looks at forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types—from art to wine to fashion—prompting us to ask, “Do we see what we think we see?” Discover how experts answer the question, “Is it real or fake?”

 

 

Embroidery: The Language of Art


May 7, 2016–June 2, 2017

 

The term art has been much contested over time. Once defined as a great skill, the word later became associated with beauty and personal expression. View exquisite works that explore the connection between art and embroidery over four centuries.

 

Collecting for the Future: Recent Additions to the Winterthur Collection

 

This exhibit features more than twenty objects acquired by the museum in the past six years, many on display for the first time, and highlights the breadth of Winterthur’s decorative arts collection. The new acquisitions featured include textiles, ceramics, metals, paintings, and furniture made between 1700 and 1975.


Flowery Thoughts: Ceramic Vases & Floral Ornament



Through 2017


Enjoy an eye-catching display of select ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur collection dating from the 1700s and 1800s and produced in America, Europe, and Asia.

 

The Winterthur Library also features special displays of library collection items. All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.

 

All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.


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