Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Time: 10:00:00 to 17:00:00
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
  • Price: $5-20
  • Phone: 18004483883

From the 1600s to the present, dinnerware designs have been inspired by nature. Everything from painted butterflies and hand-modeled flowers to molded seashells can be found on a fascinating range of dishes and plates. Whether it’s a recipe for “Barbecued Fawn,” fabulous tureens in the shapes of various animals, or instructions on how to fold a napkin so that it resembles a palm tree, prepare to be delighted by this unusual, often humorous exhibition that lets you explore a visual feast of flora and fauna adorning hundreds of dazzling ceramics and tablewares.