‘Pay What You Wish’ an option at Winterthur

On two special “Winterthur After Hours” Wednesdays – April 20 and May 18 – Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library will offer “Pay What You Wish” entry beginning at 5 p.m., giving visitors the option of setting their own admission.

Suspiro flamenco dancer Liliana Ruiz will entertain at Winterthur on Wednesday, April 20.

Suspiro flamenco dancer Liliana Ruiz will entertain at Winterthur on April 20.

“We are pleased to offer ‘Pay What You Wish’ evenings this spring. It excites us to make Winterthur’s gardens, exhibitions, collections, and performances available to individuals, families, and groups,” David P. Roselle, director of Winterthur, said in a press release. “Our hope is that those who visit will gain a better understanding of the reasons Winterthur is an American treasure.”

“Winterthur After Hours” celebrates the seminal new exhibition “Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia,” which runs through Jan. 8, 2017, with a variety of live music and dancers, food and wine tastings, and various additional entertainment and food and beverage offerings.

On April 20, visitors can enjoy the exuberant movements of Suspiro flamenco dancer Liliana Ruiz in the Galleries Reception Atrium from 6 to 8 p.m. Ruiz was born in Mexico City, where she started to study ballet and began her study of Spanish and flamenco dance, inspired by her family’s deep-rooted passion for the arts. She has studied Spanish dances and flamenco in Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.

Also on April 20, visitors can sample culinary treats in the “Food Sampling: Small Bites by Restaurant Associates” in the Rotunda throughout the evening. The food sampling will feature an assortment of delicious “small bites” showcasing the culinary influences of Asia on North, Central, and South American fare. In addition, Spanish-language guides will be stationed in the exhibition throughout the evening to answer questions and assist visitors.

On May 18, the inspired sounds of legendary rock band Sin City will fill the banks of Clenny Run.  Food, water, wine, beer, and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Winterthur will offer a discounted membership opportunity to guests on these evenings.


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