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Looks Good Enough to Eat! Dishes Imitate Foods in Dining by Design Exhibition

As well as studying early cookbooks, prints, and paintings, those of us who love the history of food can learn about past delicacies by studying the shapes of dishes and their ornament. In the Winterthur exhibition Dining by Design: Nature … Continue reading

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The Julia Child of Needlework

The second blog post in our New Accessions series features the needlework of Erica Wilson (1928-2011) recently donated to Winterthur by her family. Quite modern compared to the majority of Winterthur’s decorative arts collection (most of which were made before … Continue reading

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Decorator Showhouse Inspiration and Design

The 2013 Oxford Arts Alliance Decorator Showhouse and Gardens opened October 4 in Westover Hills, on the outskirts of Wilmington, with a well-attended Gala Preview Party the evening before. The 1927 Tudor-style house at 1106 Hopeton Road, just a few … Continue reading

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The Motor House and the Chauffeur: How the Auto Changed Traditional American Country Life

We are all looking forward to the seventh year of Winterthur hosting a wide array of notable historic automobiles on each Saturday in May. I have been thinking about these cars in a slightly different way as part of research … Continue reading

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