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.
April 1, 2018–January 5, 2020 * Winterthur Garden
Step into the imaginative and entertaining world of garden follies! Explore a fantastic display of contemporary and historic architectural features—from a Gothic-inspired tower to American summerhouses to a faerie cottage and more—all set within the majestic beauty of Henry Francis du Pont’s 60-acre garden. This irresistible garden exhibition, featuring thirteen follies, offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience with a twist of fun!
April 1, 2018–January 6, 2019
From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Explore a visual feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of dazzling tableware.
July 20, 2018–May 27, 2019
This year marks the 300th anniversary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth. To celebrate the 18th-century cabinetmaker and his influential publication The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, objects from the Winterthur collection will be on view in this exhibit in the Center Gallery.
October 5, 2018–January 6, 2019
History can be defined as a series of events that are remembered and preserved through time. This exhibition explores the use of embroidery as historical documents that can deepen our understanding of women’s lives. It considers how needlework has been used to remember the past, document the present, and look forward to the future.