Winterthur Museum Collection

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Jan. 2, 2024 - Dec. 30, 2027

5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, Delaware 19735
Phone: 302.888.4775

…quote taken from the Winterthur Museum website. “Winterthur’s unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects features decorative and fine arts made or used in America from 1630 to 1860. The collection is organized in several main categories— ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork, paintings and prints, and textiles and needlework. Famous for its American artwork, the collection is amplified with objects from other regions of the world, illustrating the active role America played in the international market.

Winterthur’s founder, Henry Francis du Pont, formed the original collection for the museum and added to it until his death in 1969. Winterthur curators continue to fill gaps in the collection and to build upon its strengths. Acquisition choices are based, in part, upon the museum’s collecting policy. New objects join the collection through purchases using museum funds as well as tax-deductable contributions of objects, bequests, and donations.”

For more information on Current Exhibition and Art please visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library website.

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