Opening June 8, 2024

Winterthur connects the past and the present in an exciting new exhibition showcasing contemporary art. Transformations features more than thirty nationally recognized artists whose work draws inspiration from the historic collections of the museum, garden, and library. Discover how the old influences the new—forging connections across communities, transforming our perspectives about history, and commenting on our lives today. These artistic expressions reflect each artist’s connection to the fine craftsmanship and design in Winterthur’s collection of decorative arts and archival materials as well as its naturalistic garden and landscape.

Transformations is an ongoing project that began in the spring of 2021. Explore the online exhibition now to see current and past works. Then visit the Galleries beginning in June to experience more, in person. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collaboration!


About Winterthur’s Maker–Creator Research Fellowship 

Most of the artists in Transformations took part in the Maker–Creator Research Fellowship program, which invites artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturists, craftspeople, and other creative professionals to immerse themselves in Winterthur’s collections. The fellowship provides a stipend and gives access to the museum and estate for research. Works resulting from the fellowships are on view in the galleries and garden. For more information and to apply, visit our Fellowships page.

Artists

Transformations is an ongoing project that began in spring 2021. Explore the Transformations online exhibition for more information on current and past works. This list of participating artists will be updated as new maker-creators are included in the exhibition.

On View

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Designer Katya Roelse
Designed by Katya Roelse, who recreated Kennedy’s wedding dress on view in…

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Artist Lenny Wilson
Wilson learned to make shoes at a leather-trades college in London before…

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Sculptor Stefania Urist
Stefania Urist wants people to think about the importance of trees. A…

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Artist Daniel Feinberg
Dan Feinberg’s Radish Project could prove a solution where asphalt paving is…

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Soprano Elissa Edwards and Élan Ensemble 
Elissa Edwards combines historic music and sounds from nature to create a…

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Artists Kim Hall and Justin Hardison, Nottene 
The Winterthur landscape inspires Nottene’s redesign of the galleries lounge. Kimberly Hall…

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Past Installations

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Artist Deirdre Murphy
Since childhood, Deirdre Murphy has been fascinated by nature, citing it as…

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Sculptor Stefania Urist
Stefania Urist wants people to think about the importance of trees. A…

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Ceramicist Heather Ossandon
Heather Ossandon’s ceramic still life stays rooted in the everyday while transcending…

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Watercolor Painter Rob Finn
The art of Rob Finn is a bittersweet reminder that life is…

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The Artists & The Muse

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes features and get a glimpse of the artists’ creative process.