Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What's Doing: August at Hillwood

From our friends at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens...

On view...

Deco Japan explores how the Japanese interpreted art deco and transformed it through their own rich art and craft traditions. Featuring a wide range of media - sculpture, painting, prints, ceramics, lacquerware, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and graphic ephemera - this traveling exhibition brings Japanese art deco to Washington DC for the first time. It builds on the passion that Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post had for decorative art, focusing on her most transformative era, when she epitomized the flapper lifestyle and developed her own taste for finely-crafted objects. Deco Japan also brings focus to the Japanese-style garden, one of Hillwood’s most beloved features. The exhibition is drawn from The Levenson Collection and is organized and circulated by Art Services International in Alexandria, Virginia. Sponsored by Northern Trust.
Through January 1, 2017. Included in suggested donation.

Garden Tours...

Tuesday, August 2 & 9, 2016, 12:45 PM
Thursday, August 4 & 11, 2016, 12:45 PM
Friday, August 5 & 12, 2016, 12:45 PM

Join Frances Vandenbroucke, Hillwood gardener, for a behind the scenes look at the intricately manicured, yet “naturally wild” Japanese-style garden

Note: This tour is limited to 10. Tickets are distributed at the Visitor Center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by Hillwood members. Included in suggested donation.

General Information:

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: VanNess/UDC, Red Line (20 minute walk)

202-686-5807 for information or www.HillwoodMuseum.org

Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed Mondays, most holidays, and for several weeks in January.

The HILLWOOD Café serves lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. Afternoon Tea is served on Sundays only from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. Express Dining, featuring a quick selection of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages, is available Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Call (202) 686-5807 for café reservations.

Suggested Donation:
$18, $15 seniors, $10 college students, $5 for visitors age 6 to 18. No donation is suggested for children under 6. Adults and seniors receive $3 off the suggested donation for weekday visits and $1 off for weekend visits when reservations are made online. Members receive free admission to visit the estate during regular operating hours. To join, visit http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/join.  

One of the premier art collector’s museums in the United States, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is dedicated to enlightening and engaging visitors with an experience inspired by founder Marjorie Merriweather Post’s passion for excellence, gracious hospitality, and intent to preserve and share the beauty and history of her collections, garden, and estate. Home to the foremost collection of Russian imperial art in the United States and impeccable French furnishings and objects, Hillwood is set upon 25 acres of gardens and surrounding woodlands in northwest Washington, DC. Twelve acres of enchanting formal gardens include a Japanese-style garden, a Rose Garden, a French parterre, and a Greenhouse full of exotic orchids.