Tag Archives: Hilary Seitz

Unveiling the Secrets and Treasures of the Museum

Winterthur is full of many treasures that are often overlooked or not on display in the museum or Galleries. In fact, with more than 90,000 objects in the collection, it is understandable that even our own tour guides routinely discover … Continue reading

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Brock Jobe: 2014 Award of Merit Recipient

On Saturday, April 26, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, Inc., honored Brock Jobe as the 2014 ADA Award of Merit recipient. Brock is the fourteenth recipient of the prestigious award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to … Continue reading

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Pomp & Circumstance

The weather warms, brilliant colors begin to erupt in Azalea Woods, and the Brandywine Valley’s grand spring tradition is right around the corner! May 4 marks the 36th running of Point-to-Point at Winterthur, the annual steeplechase event on the pristine … Continue reading

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Castle Howard: The Majesty of the Country Home

Our second evening lecture this spring highlights another grand country house and estate. As far as country homes go, Castle Howard is one of the most grand. Located in North Yorkshire, England, Castle Howard, though not an actual castle, was … Continue reading

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Visions of Grandeur: Winterthur Transformed

Winterthur, the childhood home of Henry Francis du Pont, has undergone many transformations in its rich history. The original 12-room, 3-story Greek revival mansion, built in 1839 by Jacques Antoine Bidermann and his wife Evelina du Pont, was only a … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Touch (and Creativity and Intelligence) Makes All the Difference

In honor of March’s celebration of Women’s History Month, it seems fitting to admire the many women who have made contributions in one way or another to Winterthur. Marian Cruger Coffin (1876–1957) was one of the first American women landscape … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Furniture Takes Center Stage

Solid joinery and turning, elaborate rococo carving, and handsome woods are hallmarks of the finest early American furniture from Philadelphia. In collaboration with the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Winterthur’s annual Sewell C. Biggs Furniture … Continue reading

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