Saturday, May 04, 2002

Winterthur Helps Out the National Gallery of Arts

An exhibit in Washington, DC, at the National Gallery of Arts this summer is borrowing resources from Delaware-based Winterthur museum. Winterthur has loaned the District's Museum 300 objects for their "American Vision" exhibit, including six matching pewter tankards made by an obscure silversmith named Paul Revere.

If you get the chance to visit the National Gallery's presentation, and like it, you might want to travel a couple of hours north to the Delaware museum just outside of Wilmington. Or, if you are into American antiques, you may also find the trip worth taking. Winterthur houses another 85,000 objects, including "furniture, textiles, paintings ceramics, glass and metalwork."