February 2023 is beautiful at Hillwood

February is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood reopens on February 4! We look forward to welcoming you for another year of special exhibitions, programs, and year-round beauty in the gardens.

On View

Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood
Opening February 18, 2023

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 will be 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 will follow 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, furniture, and more.



Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series

This winter, immerse yourself in the stories of breathtaking gardens and extraordinary estates in this four-part* lecture series.

*Please note: The final lecture in the series, The Elegant Life: Rooms that Welcome and Inspire with Alex Papachristidis, is scheduled for Thursday, March 2.

America's Eden: Newport Landscapes through the Ages with John Tschirch
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

John Tschirch, architectural historian, writer, and teacher, will explore the landscape design, literature, and art that have been created in Newport, Rhode Island, often referred to as "The Eden of America," in this richly illustrated lecture.

Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists with Teri Speight
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Teri Speight, author, podcaster, and garden writer, will tell the stories of African Americans in the world of floriculture—farmers, florists, and other floral creatives who answered the call of flowers and tapped into their passion.

More is More is More: Today's Maximalist Interiors with Carl Dellatore
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Carl Dellatore, author and textile designer, will celebrate the best of maximalism in interior design—rooms rich with color, pattern, and more—in this lecture filled with vivid photographs, inspiration, and ideas.


Her Art's Desire | 2023 Valentine's Day Celebration
Tuesday, February 14,2023, 7-10 p.m.

Join Hillwood for Her Art's Desire, a Valentine's celebration and benefit. Preview the special exhibition Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood, explore the magic of Hillwood, and bid on choice items in the silent auction.

Member Preview Days | Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, February 16, 2023, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, February 17, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillwood members are invited to preview the special exhibition Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood before it opens to the public!

Gardener’s Focus Tour | Preparing for Spring in the Greenhouses
Wednesday, February 15 and 22, 2023, 10:30-10:50 a.m.
Friday, February 17 and 24, 2023, 10:30-10:50 a.m.

Jarett Currin, greenhouse grower, shares a preview of Hillwood's fabulous spring and summer blooms on this twenty-minute behind-the-scenes tour of Hillwood's production greenhouse. Enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse while getting a sneak peek of plants being grown for Hillwood’s beautiful garden displays.

Virtual Floral Design How-To | Winter Wonderland
Friday, February 24, 2023, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create an arrangement inspired by winter's color palette.



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