Winterthur Announces "Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia," the Seminal Exhibition Revealing New Treasures of the History of the Colonial Americas

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"Made in the Americas" is the landmark exhibition prompting new consideration of traditional views of globalism and the Colonial Americas, focusing "on a history not taught in school."

Mid 18th century. Inlaid woods and incised and painted bone, maque, gold, and polychrome paint, metalhardware.

Desk and bookcase. Mid 18th century. Inlaid woods and incised and painted bone, maque, gold and polychrome paint, metalhardware. Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

'Made in the Americas' focuses on a history not taught in school, says exhibition curator Dennis Carr.

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announces "Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia," the landmark exhibition pressing the reset button on the history of globalism and the colonial Americas, March 26, 2016 through January 8, 2017, in the Winterthur Galleries.

Described as “scintillating” by the Wall Street Journal during its debut at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (August 18, 2015 – February 15, 2016), Made in the Americas is the first large-scale, Pan-American exhibition to examine the profound influence of Asia on the arts of the colonial Americas. Over 80 works from the MFA, Winterthur, and on loan from public and private collections, many never previously publicly displayed or published.

“'Made in the Americas' focuses on a history not taught in school,” said exhibition curator Dennis Carr, a graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, and Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, MFA, Boston.“

Carr said the exhibition has served as a catalyst for reevaluation of traditional history, art history, and other curricula relative to the period.

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