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 An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum

An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont's Winterthur Museum

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Jun 30 2007-Sep 23 2007   /  The exhibition chronicles America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors.

Exhibition Highlights

About The Exhibition

The exhibition chronicles America's past through the decorative and useful arts of our ancestors. Using the depth and richness of Winterthur's unrivaled collection of decorative and fine arts made or used in America between 1640 and 1860, the show explores five chronologically arranged themes: the early settlement periods; 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 accompanying publication follows the same five-theme format with an extensive introduction detailing the history of Winterthur.

The exhibition contains over 300 objects including furniture, paintings, silver, ceramics, textiles and glass

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