Ongoing in the First-floor Galleries.

Learn how Winterthur staff and students use the museum collection to understand America’s material past. See what’s new to the collection and join curators and conservators in looking closely at objects to better understand both the past and the present.

Objects currently on view include new acquisitions that curators are using to tell a more comprehensive story of American design and craft. They include examples from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. These works also help us better understand global influences on American material culture, past and present.  

Work table 

Attributed to Jennens and Bettridge 

Birmingham, England; 1840–60 

Papier-mâché, silk, paint, mother-of-pearl 

Gift of Edward and Linda Mitchell 2020.0018a-c 


Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown for Knoll International 
New York, New York; 1984 


Museum purchase with funds provided by the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle 2019.0004 


Netherlands or Germany; 1660–1700 

Glass (nonlead) 

Museum purchase with funds provided by Dwight and Lorri Lanmon and the Henry Francis du Pont Collectors Circle 2019.0045