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Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

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Virtual, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735 United States
800.448.3883 https://www.winterthur.org/

Almost 60 years ago, collector and horticulturist Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969) opened his childhood home, Winterthur, to the public. Today, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, with an unparalleled collection of nearly 90,000 objects made or used in America between about 1640 and 1860. The collection is displayed in the magnificent 175-room house, much as it was when the du Pont family lived here, as well as in permanent and changing exhibition galleries.

Winterthur is set amidst a 1,000-acre preserve of rolling meadows and woodlands. Designed by du Pont, its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among America’s best, with magnificent specimen plantings and massed displays of color. Graduate programs and a preeminent research library make Winterthur an important center for the study of American art and culture.

In his later years, du Pont wrote:

I sincerely hope that the Museum will be a continuing source of inspiration and education for all time, and that the gardens and grounds will of themselves be a country place museum where visitors may enjoy as I have, not only the flowers, trees and shrubs, but also the sunlit meadows, shady wood paths, and the peace and great calm of a country place which has been loved and taken care of for three generations.

We invite you to visit and explore this exceptional place of beauty, history, and learning.

July 2020

Rescheduled – 2019 Bob Stocksdale Award: Humaira Abid

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Virtual, 5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735 United States
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Rescheduled - The 2019 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award: Humaira Abid | Thurs, July 23, 2020 | 6:30 pm | Virtual Lecture Co-hosted by Winterthur Museum   RSVP Join us to celebrate the fourth year of the Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Award. Supported by an anonymous donor, this award is presented annually to an emerging or mid-career artist whose work, like Stocksdale’s, unites quality of craftsmanship and respect for materials. The 2019 recipient for the Bob…

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