Sunday, February 18th through Sunday, May 6th in the Target Gallery

About the Exhibition

This exhibition chronicles America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors. The exhibition covers five themes using the depth and richness of Winterthur's unrivalled collection of decorative and fine arts made or used in America between 1640 and 1860: the early settlement period, the mid-eighteenth-century high styles of the urban centers, the influence of the Far East on American taste and design, the tremendous cultural heritage of the Pennsylvania German communities, and the influence of classicism on American design in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

The exhibition consists of approximately three hundred objects including furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, textiles, and glass.

An illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

This exhibition was organized by Winterthur Museum and Country Estate.

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Dining Room photo

Tankards photo