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.
 

 

 

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

March 26, 2016–January 8, 2017

 

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia 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.

 

Embroidery: The Language of Art


May 7, 2016–January 8, 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.


 

Striking Beauties: American Shelf Clocks and Timepieces

 

July 2, 2016–June 2017

 

This exhibition features 16 examples of American bracket, shelf and table clocks designed for use in the home and made between 1775 and 1850.


 

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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