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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Winterthur Establishes Wendell D. Garrett Award

Gerald W.R. Ward, the recipient of the first-ever Wendell Garrett Award. Gerald W.R. Ward, the recipient of the first-ever Wendell Garrett Award. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Wilmington, DE has established the Wendell Garrett Award, which honors the memory of Wendell Garrett, an esteemed member of the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture Class of 1957. Garrett, who passed away in 2012, went on to become one of the most distinguished experts on Americana and American-origin decorative arts in the world. He also made frequent appearances on the television series Antiques Roadshow.

The first recipient of the Wendell Garrett Award will be Gerald W.R. Ward, Senior Consulting Curator and Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture Emeritus at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Like Garrett, Ward has influenced a generation of graduate students and young professionals, most recently as an adjunct faculty member of the Sotheby's Institute Program in American Fine and Decorative Art. Through his work at Yale; Winterthur; Strawbery Banke; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ward has had an indelible effect on the field of American decorative arts.


Ward will receive the inaugural Wendell D. Garrett Award on November 9, 2013 during the 50th Annual Delaware Antiques Show in Wilmington.

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