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 talks, tours, and receptions with our experts, highlighting Winterthur’s varied collections.

For more information on these programs or to RSVP, e-mail 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.)




Curator-led tour of Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

Tuesday, April 4, 2:00 pm, Galleries Reception Atrium

Curator Colette Loll and Director of Collections Linda Eaton lead you on an exclusive tour of this fun and captivating exhibition, which looks at forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types--from art to wine to fashion.  Discover how experts answer the question, "Is it real or fake?"


A Cabinetmaker's Perspective on Thomas Day

Tuesday, April 11, 4:00 pm, Rotunda

Join us for an exclusive presentation by Jerome Bias, scholar and maker of Thomas Day reproductions.  Thomas Day, a free Black man working in North Caroline from 1821 to 1860 was able to build the largest furniture concern in the state of North Carolina in 1850.  How was he able to maneuver and thrive in a society based upon the enslavement of people who looked like him?  This 1.5 hour presentation will focus on how he built his business, his furniture, and the impressive interiors that he created for his furniture. 


Cocktails with the Conservators
Thursday, May 18, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Galleries Reception Atrium

Join Director of Conservation Joy Gardiner and other conservators for an exclusive tour of select labs, where works of art and antiquity are examined, studied, and cared for by experts.  Winterthur's expert conservators will highlight objects and share the fascinating stories they have uncovered about them!

Following the tour, explore our captivating exhibition Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes, which reveals forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types--from art to wine to fashion--prompting th experts to answer the question, "Is it real or fake?"  Then join our conservators for wine, cheese, and hors d'ouevres in the Galleries Reception Atrium. 




A Look Back at the H.F. du Pont House
Wednesday, June 7, 3:00 pm, The Cottage

Known today as The Cottage and site of the Museum Store, this sizable English Regency-style house was built in 1950-51 as the du Pont's residence when Winterthur became a museum.  Join Jeff Groff, Director of Interpretation & Estate Historian, to learn the history of this "big small house." Tour some of the rooms, including servant spaces and rarely seen areas!

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