Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood
Trace the evolution of Hillwood's collection through the valiant female collectors, artists, and designers within it.
Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was an astute business executive, discerning collector, and committed philanthropist. As a strong woman in a male-dominated world, she greatly admired her predecessors—influential women who ran countries, inspired reforms, supported culture, and created art and design. This special exhibition is the first at Hillwood to share the stories of the women behind the objects in the museum's collection, rather than just of the artworks themselves.
Featuring nearly 100 items, ranging from the 1700s to today, the exhibition follows Marjorie Post's and Hillwood's collecting journeys through the lens of pieces featuring, created by, or inspired by women, illustrating the significant presence of women in the arts and demonstrating their diverse artworks and experiences. Explore the innovative and intrepid women at Hillwood, through the finest examples of portraiture, ceramics, enamel, fashion, and more.
Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood is supported by The Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation, Ellen MacNeille Charles, Martha Johnston and Robert Coonrod, The Gordon F. Linke and Jocelyn B. Linke Foundation, Susan and David Thoms, Dr. Catherine M. Chura, Kyra Cheremeteff and Thomas W. Richardson, Ms. Nedenia Rumbough and Mr. Jan Roosenburg, Janice H. Brambilla, Buck and Sally Chapoton, Jacqueline and René Copeland, Kathy Durdin, Phyllis and Glenn Gerstell, Kate and Bunky Markert, Joan and Dan Mulcahy, Beth Newburger, Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Petite, David and Carolyn Stanford, and Diane Zutant. All exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts through the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program. This project was supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities