Upper Level Member Events - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Benefactor Level-and-Above Members are exclusively invited to these upcoming programs

Membership support helps to ensure that Winterthur’s outstanding naturalistic garden, premier collection of American decorative arts, and renowned research library continue to inspire, enlighten and delight all of its visitors! To thank our most generous members for their annual support, we’ve added a series of exclusive workshops, tours, and receptions with our experts, highlighting Winterthur’s varied collections.  Spring 2018 programs are listed below.  

For more information on these programs or to RSVP, e-mail Jody Cross in the Membership Office at jcross@winterthur.org.

Not a Benefactor Member? Upgrade today to attend exclusive events such as these throughout the year. (To upgrade, please call 302.888.4726 or 302.888.4712.)


Workshop: Ceramic and Metalwork Dinnerware
Friday, April 20, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Join curators Leslie Grigsby and Ann Wagner for an intimate, hands-on workshop focusing on European, Chinese and American tableware of the 1600s to 1800s. Study elaborate dishes made for grand tables in elegant homes, and compare them to their less costly counterparts, which were employed in more modest dwellings. The presenters also will offer insights into the history of dining. Limited space available. Please call or email Jody Cross in Membership to reserve your spot today. 302.888.4726 or jcross@winterthur.org


Libations with the Librarians
Thursday, May 3, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Emily Guthrie, Library Director and NEH Librarian, and the Winterthur Library staff cordially invite you to take an exclusive tour of the Winterthur Library, an expansive research center for the study of art, material culture, and everyday life in America, with collections dating from the mid-16th century to the present day.  Winterthur's experienced and knwledgeable librarians will each present a selection of their favorite rare books, manuscripts, and historic photographs from the library's special collections. 

Join the librarians afterwards for special cocktails made from a recipe book in the Winterthur Archives, as well as light fare in the Galleries Reception Atrium.  View the exhibitions, Eye on the Iconic: Honus Wagner and Sports Memorabilia and Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table.

Please call or email Jody Cross in Membership to reserve your spot today.  302.888.4726 or jcross@winterthur.org


Tour and Q & A: Winterthur's Furniture Conservation Lab
Thursday, May 17, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive look at the furniture conservation lab.  Go behind-the-scenes with Mark Anderson, the Elizabeth Terry Seaks Senior Furniture Conservator, as he presents case studies that focus on the materials, techniques, and philosophies of furniture conservation.  In addition, Mark will demo some conservation/woodworking techniques as well as discuss current student projects.  There will be time allotted for Q & A.  Limited spots available.  Please call Jody Cross in Membership to rsvp: 302.888.4726.


Student-led program
Date TBD

RJ Lara (Winterthur Program in American Material Culture fellow) and Victoria Sunnergren (UD Art History graduate student) will give us an exclusive look at the student-curated exhbition, Truths of the Trade: Slavery and the Winterthur Collection.  The exhibit features a newly acquired cabinet at Winterthur and additional collections as tools in the lucrative business of transatlantic trade in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The exhibition will be on view in the Society of Winterthur Fellows Gallery from May 5 to August 5, 2018.  

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