Traveling Winterthur Show in Minnesota, behind the scenes tour.


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This is an invitation to all SAPFM members to join our Minnesota (and some Wisconsin) members on a behind the scenes tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Our tour begins at 1:30 and goes until 3:00 on Monday, February 19th. It will be guided by Corine Wegener, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts. We will visit some pieces from the permanent collection as well as the current exhibition on tour from Winterthur.

An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum

More than 300 Masterpieces from this Remarkable Collection of American Decorative Arts Will Be on View at the MIA February 18 to May 6, 2007

An American Vision Features a Selection of the Rarest and Most Renowned Objects in the First Exhibition to Travel in Winterthur’s History

Minneapolis, November 16, 2006—More than three hundred masterpieces from Henry Francis du Pont’s magnificent collection of American decorative arts will be on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) from February 18 through May 6, 2007. The first exhibition to travel in Winterthur’s history, An American Vision: Henry Francis du Pont’s Winterthur Museum presents a selection of the museum’s rarest and most renowned objects, including furniture, textiles, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, glass, and metalwork, all made or used in America between 1640 and 1860. More than 449,000 visitors viewed An American Vision when it was initially presented at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Winterthur’s 50th anniversary in 2002. The MIA is the first venue on its national tour outside of Washington, which includes the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, and the Atlanta History Center in Georgia.
An American Vision is a special ticketed exhibition. Tickets are $8 for adults; $6 for seniors, students, and adult groups; and $4 for children 6-12. Admission is free for children 5 and under, and student and children’s groups. Tickets may sell out at peak times and on weekends. To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-3000.

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e-mail [email protected] for more information or to reserve a spot on the tour. There is no admission fee.
Mike Siemsen
SAPFM (Minnesota)