August is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum

August is here! Explore the summer gardens, enjoy three exhibitions, and experience programming in person and from home. There is something for everyone. Plan your visit today!


On View

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky
Closing September 5, 2021

With a passion for 18th-century models that elevated porcelain flowers to an art form, Vladimir 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 Marjorie Post’s enchanting collection.


Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Through January 9, 2022

Explore the Jazz Age through the lens of an icon. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a prominent tastemaker during the era known as the Roaring Twenties. One hundred years later, Hillwood celebrates Post’s effect on the period—her impeccable attire, impressive art collection, and sumptuous design that made her one of the most influential women of the 1920s. From globally influenced pieces to her splendid apparel for glamorous events and philanthropic fundraisers to her residences and furnishings, these items from Post’s incredible life demonstrate the allure, excitement, and international nature of this remarkable decade.


Kristine Mays: Rich Soil
Through January 9, 2022

Contemporary American artist Kristine Mays’s life-size, three-dimensional dancing wire sculptures emerge throughout Hillwood’s gardens for the second ever installation of art in the gardens. Mays breathes life into wire, transforming an industrial product into fascinating and moving works of art. Springing to life throughout the 13 acres of formal gardens, 29 sculptures surprise visitors as they dance throughout the garden beds, bursting forth from the plant life.



We are excited to offer new programs, virtually and in person. This month, enjoy workshops and a performance. Learn more and register below!

Virtual programming is free for members. Not a member? Join or renew today!


Virtual Floral Design How-To | From the Garden to Your Vase
Friday, August 13, 2021, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Follow along with Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, and create a rustic and casual floral arrangement using blooms from local flower farms in the D.C. region.


Beauty with Dance Institute of Washington
Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Spend a summer evening in the gardens and enjoy Dance Institute of Washington’s original dance compositions drawing upon the themes of Kristine Mays: Rich Soil.


Wire Art Workshop
Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11 a.m.-Noon and 2-3 p.m.

Join Hillwood for family fun and hands-on art making, and enjoy creating art from wire, inspired by Kristine Mays and her wire sculptures displayed in the special exhibition Kristine Mays: Rich Soil.


Explore Hillwood from Home

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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