“Dining by Design” and “Garden Follies”
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Member Benefit Tour
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
Friday, June 22, 2-4 PM
Join Leslie Grigsby, Curator of Ceramics, and Chris Strand, Director of Gardens and Estate for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library for a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between the decorative arts and the natural world in this year’s stunning headliner exhibits: Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table and Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Winterthur’s first-ever garden exhibition, Follies combines H.F. du Pont’s historic garden structures with specially built installations inspired by historic examples from around the world, from the English floating “Needle’s Eye” to a Turkish tent. Nature remains on view inside, where Dining by Design explores the relationships between the natural world and fine dinnerware fashionable throughout the centuries. This visually enticing exhibit incorporates some of Winterthur’s collection highlights, including rare examples of animal tureens and gorgeous services from Europe, North America, and East Asia.
These tours are free of charge to all Trust members but are restricted to 25 participants per tour. Registration is limited to current members of the Trust, who may elect to attend either tour or both. As per our membership policy, members at the Benefactor-level and above may register a non-member as a guest.