Made in the Americas - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

March 26, 2016–January 8, 2017



Desk-on-stand, 18th century, Jose Manuel de la Cerda (Mexican), Hispanic Society of America

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. Exquisite objects from Mexico City, Lima, Quito, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, dating from the 17th to the early 19th centuries, include folding screens made in Mexico in imitation of imported Japanese and Chinese screens, blue and white talavera ceramics copied from imported Chinese porcelains, and luxuriously woven textiles made to replicate fine silks and cottons imported from China and India.

*For information on related performances, visit our concerts and performances page. For information on related lectures, visit our lectures page. Read the InCollect article on the exhibition.



Exhibition presented by               John L. and Marjorie P.  McGraw

With additional support from   and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


*Image at top: Miracle of the Wedding at Cana, Nicolás Correa, Mexico (Mexico City), 1693. Mixed media with encrusted mother-of-pearl on panel.
On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY

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