Past Exhibitions

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

April 1, 2017–January 7, 2018

Go to Your Room! Interior Design and the Youthful Imagination

September 9, 2017–January 7, 2018


Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

October 20, 2017–January 7, 2018

Lasting Impressions: The Artists of Currier & Ives

September 17, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia

March 26, 2016–January 8, 2017

Cultivating Style in a Multiethnic World

March 1, 2015–January 3, 2016
A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Artwork of Everyday Life

March 1, 2015–January 3, 2016

A Diligent Needle: Instrume of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament

August 23, 2014–January 3, 2016

Brittle Beauty: Understanding and Conserving Chinese Export Lacquer

Tiffany: The Color of Luxury

September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016

Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

September 5, 2015–January 3, 2016

Costumes of Downton Abbey

March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015

The Flowering of American Tinware

May 18, 2013–January 4, 2015

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

April 20, 2013–January 5, 2014

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

September 21, 2013–January 5, 2014

Boston Furniture at Winterthur

November 3, 2012—October 3, 2013

A Lasting Legacy: Sixty Years of Winterthur Graduate Programs
May 25, 2012–June 16, 2013

NWAA & Winterthur: A Collaborative Exhibition
April 5–26, 2013

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition
April 28, 2012–January 6, 2013

Painted Rooms: An Artist's Vision of Winterthur
November 2012–January 6, 2013

Made for the Trade: Native American Objects in the Winterthur Collection
March 2011–September 30, 2012

Plimoth Jacket
September 3, 2011–January 8, 2012.
With Cunning Needle
September 3, 2011–January 8, 2012

Paint, Pattern & People
April 2, 2011–January 8, 2012

Betsy Ross: The Life Behind the Legend
October 2, 2010–January 2, 2011

Flower Power: Floral Artistry at Winterthur
March 9–October 31, 2010

Lost Gardens of the Brandywine
March 27–July 25, 2010

Faces of a New Nation: American Portraits of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 25, 2009–January 31, 2010
Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Good Tidings to You: Victorian Christmas Ephemera from the John & Carolyn Grossman Collection

October 24, 2009–January 16, 2010

Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850

March 21–May 25, 2009

Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005

November 1, 2008–February 1, 2009
Organized by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Who’s Your Daddy: Families in Early American Needlework

October 4, 2008–August 17, 2009

Silversmiths to the Nation: Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner, 1808–1842

July 4–September 21, 2008

Vanity and Virtue: Personal Grooming in America 

May 3–September 2, 2008

Double Vision: 1930s Design at Winterthur
March 8–May 18, 2008

Pets in America: The Story of Our Lives with Animals at Home

November 1, 2007–January 20, 2008
Organized by the McKissack Museum, Columbia, SC

Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker

May 12–August 12, 2007
Organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Chipstone Foundation

Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection

March 10–September 16, 2007

Ancient Egypt and the Egyptian Revival

February 3–May 13, 2007

The Winterthur Story
January 30–August 2007

Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen

September 30, 2006–January 7, 2007
Organized by the Trust for Museum Exhibitions, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd.

Shall We Dance: Three Centuries of Dance in America

September 1–December 29, 2006

The Winterthur Story
March 25–October 1, 2006

Time for Tea! Selections of Teaware from the Winterthur Collection

March 11–July 9, 2006

Kid Stuff: Growing Up at Winterthur

November 19, 2005–July 24, 2006

Needles & Haystacks: Pastoral Imagery in American Needlework
October 8, 2005–July 24, 2006

Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum

September 10, 2005–July 24, 2006
Organized by the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Making Fancy: Materials and Methods in Pennsylvania German Fraktur

September 10, 2005–January 8, 2006
Byrdcliffe, an American Arts and Crafts Colony
June 10–September 5, 2005
Organized by the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Progress & Patriotism in Philadelphia: The 1876 Centennial International Exhibition
March 23–July 10, 2005
Made in China: Export Porcelain from the Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection at Winterthur
February 26–May 15, 2005
From Punch Bowls to Puzzle Jugs: Drinking Vessels and Drinking Traditions in Britain and America
September 15, 2004–January 2005
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Royal House of Stuart, 1688–1788: Works of Art from the Drambuie Collection
September 4, 2004–January 16, 2005
Organized by the Drambuie Liqueur Company, Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland
Maestros de Plata: William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance
June 26–September 26, 2004
Organized by the San Antonio Museum of Art
The Winterthur Library Revealed: Five Centuries of Design and Inspiration
May 1–July 25, 2004
A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era
February 14–April 25, 2004
Organized by the Library of American Landscape History, Inc., Amherst, MA
American Accents, 1670–1845: Masterworks from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, featuring the Rockefeller Collection
October 11, 2003–February 1, 2004
Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
A Moment in Time: Photographs by the Allen Sisters, 1885–1920
June 7–September 7, 2003
Organized by the Florence Griswold Museum, Deerfield, MA
Naive Charm: English Pottery Figures from the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Norton Bernard Collection
May 10, 2003–January 11, 2004
The Winterthur Story
April 5, 2003–June 20, 2005

Kid Stuff: Growing Up at Winterthur

March 15–August 27, 2003
The Incredible Elastic Chairs of Samuel Gragg
March 6–June 15, 2003

Am I Not a Man and a Brother? Decorative Arts of the Antislavery Movement
January 11–March 30, 2003
The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer
October 19, 2002–January 12, 2003
Organized by the Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This Work in Hand: Philadelphia Needlework from the 18th Century
August 31, 2002–January 12, 2003

Myer Myers: Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York

June 22–September 9, 2002
Organized by the Yale University Art Gallery
Art in Iron: The Collection of Jefferson and Anne Miller
April 26–December 9, 2002
Life at Winterthur: Henry Francis du Pont’s American Country Estate
September 1, 2001–May 5, 2002
Enchanted Pottery: Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre
June 17, 2001–February 10, 2002
Currier & Ives: The Sporting Prints
March 30–June 17, 2001
Flights of Fancy: American Silver Bird-Decorated Spoons
October 20, 2000–May 6, 2001
That Classy Classical Style: New York Furniture, 1800–1825
July 2000–May 2001
Longridge Collection
March 30–September 10, 2000
Loan Exhibition, Private Collection

Dave: I Made This Jar

February 5–June 25, 2000
Organized by the McKissack Museum, Columbia, SC
KiDS! 200 Years of Childhood
June 19, 1999–February 19, 2001
Ceramics in Bloom
September 25, 1998–February 28, 2000
China for the Western Market
November 12, 1997–August 19, 1998
Paint in Pennsylvania
October 25, 1997–November 8, 1999
Deceit, Deception, and Discovery
September 27, 1997–January 31, 1999
“Passion for Pottery”: Selections from the Weldon Collection
June–October 1997
Loan Exhibition, Private Collection
“Costly as Well as Ornamental”: The Case for Furniture of Newport
May 1996–September 1997
Campbell Collection of Soup Tureens (Preview Exhibition)
May 1996–April 1997

If Objects Could Talk
April 1996–June 1997
Silver in America: A Century of Splendor
September 9, 1995–January 7, 1996
Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art
Romancing the Land: Portrait of the Winterthur Garden
March–August 1995
Eye for Excellence: Masterworks from Winterthur
September 1994–January 1995

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