Bearing Witness

Opens Feb 5, 2021, First Floor Galleries

Objects in this installation bear witness to people, encounters, and entanglements in American communities. They document makers and consumers, and they illustrate a global story that crosses gender, racial, cultural, social, and geographic boundaries. As we consider Winterthur's collection through new lenses, we travel beyond the borders of narratives previously told, exploring American communities that have gone unacknowledged and mapping a new direction for inquiry and conversation. This new installation invites visitors, community members, artists, scholars, and advisors to join us in these conversations about America's cultural heritage.

 

Image credit: Tureen, 1730-75, Mexico. Campbell Collection of Soup Tureen 1996.0004.231

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