In addition to frequently changing Galleries that showcase the permanent collection, Winterthur presents extraordinary exhibitions that highlight the very best in craftsmanship and scholarship, from both our own collection and distinguished institutions around the world.


On View Now



Costumes of Downton Abbey

March 1, 2014–January 4, 2015

Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the television show will be displayed and supplemented by photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur.



The Flowering of American Tinware

Through January 4, 2015

This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from Ephrata, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York. These beautiful, hand-painted objects feature decorative techniques that have been in use from the early 1700s to today.


The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament

Through July 5, 2015

For centuries women have used a needle to both earn a living and create objects of beauty. This exhibition presents embroidery from the impressive Winterthur collection, highlighting the fascinating intersection of “work” and “art.”


Special Displays

Winterthur Collects What?: A Bird's-Eye View

On view in the first-floor Galleries




The Winterthur Library also features special displays of library collection items. All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.


All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.





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