Current Exhibitions - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Winterthur is closed to the public January 8 - February 28, and reopens March 1 with a full slate of new exhibitions, house tours, and programs. Details here.



In addition to frequently changing Galleries that showcase the permanent collection, Winterthur presents extraordinary exhibitions that highlight the very best in craftsmanship and scholarship, from both our own collection and distinguished institutions around the world.


Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown


October 20, 2017–January 7, 2018
East Gallery

Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown
from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the replica coronation gown worn in episode five, “Smoke and Mirrors,” of the Netflix series The Crown, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes

April 1, 2017–January 7, 2018

Questions about the authenticity of art and antiques consistently capture headlines around the world. This fun and captivating exhibition looks at forgeries and counterfeit objects of all types—from art to wine to fashion—prompting us to ask, “Do we see what we think we see?” Discover how experts answer the question, “Is it real or fake?”


Collecting for the Future: Recent Additions to the Winterthur Collection


This exhibit features more than twenty objects acquired by the museum in the past six years, many on display for the first time, and highlights the breadth of Winterthur’s decorative arts collection. The new acquisitions featured include textiles, ceramics, metals, paintings, and furniture made between 1700 and 1975.

Go To Your Room! Interior Design and the Youthful Imagination

Learn about the evolution of the child's bedroom in the exhibit Go To Your Room!, which will feature items from the rare book collection from the Winterthur Library and include interior design manuals, trade catalogs, plates from a 1920s’ series titled Repertoire du Gout Moderne, and a novel titled The Young Decorators as well as scrapbook houses and a folding dollhouse.


Flowery Thoughts: Ceramic Vases & Floral Ornament

Through 2017

Enjoy an eye-catching display of select ceramic vases and floral-decorated wares from the Winterthur collection dating from the 1700s and 1800s and produced in America, Europe, and Asia.


The Winterthur Library also features special displays of library collection items. All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.


All exhibitions are included with admission and are free to Winterthur Members.

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