April is beautiful at Hillwood


Spring is here! Wander the gardens as they burst into bloom and explore a beautiful new exhibition. This month, Hillwood has something for everyone, both in person and from home.

Plan your visit

On View

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky
Opening Tuesday, April 6, 2021

“There is everything in flowers—history, drama, structure, beauty, and fragrance,” contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky has said. Kanevsky’s remarkable porcelain sculptures will spring to life throughout Hillwood’s mansion, inspired by flowers grown in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gardens. Post surrounded herself with flowers, creating impressive gardens at her homes and filling the houses with beautiful arrangements. Kanevsky’s pieces will take the place of these live arrangements, with porcelain blooms that rival even those of nature. With a passion for 18th-century models that elevated porcelain flowers to an art form, Kanevsky has created a modern interpretation of this antique discipline, one that melds perfectly with Post’s fabulous collection of outstanding and superbly crafted objects. Surround yourself with beauty as some thirty pieces burst into bloom, and enjoy a garden of everlasting botanicals set within the home of Post’s enchanting collection.



Member Hours for The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky
Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 16, 2021

Hillwood members are invited to enjoy exclusive morning or evening hours to view contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky's exquisite porcelain sculptures, inspired by flowers grown in Marjorie Post's gardens. 

Not a Hillwood member or need to renew? Please call 202.243.3939 to join or renew and register for these special hours! 


Virtual Programs

We are excited to offer new programs virtually, bringing Hillwood to you. This month, enjoy workshops, family programs, a lecture, and more.

Virtual Mansion Tour: Marjorie Post’s Collection at Hillwood Through the Prism of Black History
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12-1 p.m.

This docent-led tour explores Post’s life and collections at Hillwood while weaving in select objects and stories through the prism of Black history. View photos, collection highlights, and archival images, while asking questions in real time.


Floral Design How-To | Enduring Spring
Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, and she shares how to create a floral arrangement that celebrates the spring bounty, featuring tulips, hyacinths, hydrangeas, and flowering branches, inspired by the special exhibition The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky.


Virtual Family Fun | Miniature Garden Workshop
Saturday, April 17, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day and connect with nature as you build a magical, miniature world, inspired by Hillwood’s Japanese-style garden, in the first gardening workshop for families.


Every Day is Earth Day at Hillwood
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:30-2 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day and join Jessica Bonilla, director of horticulture, for a virtual tour of Hillwood’s conservation efforts.


Midnight in the Garden
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7-8 p.m.

Join Hillwood for a virtual benefit celebration. Learn about the special exhibition The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky, explore the magic of Hillwood, and bid on choice items in the online auction.


Livestream Lecture | Women Collectors of Porcelain Flowers and Floral Painting from the 17th-20th Centuries
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Rebecca Tilles, associate curator of 18th-century French and Western European fine and decorative arts, traces the female passion for porcelain flowers and floral painted decoration from the 17th through the 20th centuries.


Virtual Programs

Want even more Hillwood? Explore from home!

Continue to enjoy all Hillwood has to offer from the comfort of your own home through our comprehensive digital offerings. Delve into the online collection, video library, immersive mobile app, art projects and activities, and more! And, of course, follow Hillwood on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for daily museum and garden content.     



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