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Winterthur Museum

Winterthur Museum 

Textiles were one of Henry Francis du Pont's first loves. From quilts to gowns, needlework pictures to bedcovers, Winterthur has some of the finest works of textile art made or used in America. The gallery opens with "Fashions and Furnishings," featuring 18th-century gowns, bed hangings, and slip covers; all were expensive textiles that identified a person's taste, cultural background, and wealth. Displays of quilted, woven, and printed textiles culminate in "Needlework: Plain and Fancy," which highlights embroidery, lacework, and samplers. Because of the light-sensitive nature of these objects, textile displays change regularly, making repeat visits a must.  

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Route 52
Winterthur DE 19735

United States


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