Benefactor ($500) Level-and-Above Members are exclusively invited to these upcoming programs
Membership support helps to ensure that Winterthur’s beautiful naturalistic garden, premier collection of American decorative arts, renowned conservation labs, and outstanding research library continue to inspire, enlighten and delight visitors of all ages! To thank our most generous Members for their annual support, we offer a complimentary series of exclusive workshops, tours, and receptions with our staff in the fall and spring seasons, highlighting Winterthur’s varied collections.
For more information on these programs or to RSVP for any of them, e-mail Jody Cross in the Membership Office at email@example.com.
Not a Benefactor Member? Upgrade today to attend exclusive events such as these throughout the year. (To upgrade, please call 302.888.4726 or 302.888.4712.)
Montgomery Connoisseurship Competition
Thursday, September 12, 5:45 - 7:30 pm
You are invited to attend the much anticipated annual competition where students display their skills of object analysis. Each student acquires an object for $75 or less and makes a compelling argument for its importance and relevance to a specific museum collection.
This beloved tradition features students from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture Class of 2020 (with assistance from students in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation Class of 2021).
Presentations will be held in the Rotunda and will be followed by a light reception until 8:30.
This opportunity is free to Benefactor-and-above-level Members. However, reservations are required as space is limited. To make your reservation, email Jody Cross in the Membership Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302.888.4726.
Open for Business Gallery Walk and Photo Preservation Clinic
Sunday, October 6, 2:00-4:00 PM
Join curators Carolanne Deal and Vivien Barnett as they discuss the exhibit, Open For Business: Photography, Trade, and Self-Image, 1870-1950. A 19th-century prosthetics workshop, a jazz club featured in the Green Book, and a Polish-American car dealership are vastly different businesses, but owners and workers at all three turned to photography to portray themselves and their work. Enjoy behind-the-scenes time in the gallery with University of Delaware student curators and learn how photography helped small business owners to advertise and represent their shops, goods, and workers.
After time in the gallery, enjoy an exclusive opportunity in the paper conservation lab with Chair and Professor of Photograph Conservation, Debbie Hess Norris, and graduate assistant Annabelle Camp. Bring your own photos for tips on care and preservation and learn more about the conservation treatments that occurred in preparation for the exhibit.
This opportunity is free to Benefactor-and-above-level Members. However, reservations are required as space is limited to 15. To reserve a spot, email Jody Cross in the Membership Office at email@example.com or call 302.888.4726.
Hamilton & Burr Gallery Walk and Workshop
Sunday, October 27, 2:00–3:30 pm
Everyone remembers Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr's infamous duel, but we tend to forget who they were before and what happened after. Did you know Aaron Burr was the first person to be tried for treason in the United States? Or that Hamilton's wife, Eliza, lived to be 97 years old and spent several decades fighting for husband's legacy? Join the curator of Hamilton & Burr: Who Wrote their Stories?, Rebecca Duffy, for a gallery walk to reconsider just what stories we remember about this ill-fated duo, and why.
After the gallery walk, enjoy a special workshop focusing on Dr. David Hosack, the physician in attendance at the Hamilton-Burr duel. We will go behind the scenes to see objects that belonged to Hosack, discuss his relationship with federal New York's elite, and consider the larger role he played in American medical history.
This opportunity is free to Benefactor-and-above-level Members. However reservations are required as space is limited to 15. To reserve a spot, email Jody Cross in the Membership Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302.888.4726.