Current Exhibitions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



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.

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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