February is beautiful at Hillwood


Hillwood reopens on February 5! We look forward to welcoming you for another year of special exhibitions, programs, and year-round beauty in the gardens.

On View

The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present
Opening February 19, 2022

Enter a world of opulence and reinvention. The discovery of porcelain in Europe is one of innovation and intrigue, one that shaped the luxury goods market in the 18th century. The craze for “white gold,” as porcelain was known, left a lasting impact on the art world. This special exhibition will be the first at Hillwood to explore and present the full range of hard-paste porcelain production represented in its collection alongside relevant loans from museum and private collections.

Featuring more than 140 objects, the exhibition will traces the remarkable development of porcelain, from its origins in China to its discovery in Europe in the early 18th century, placing these historic pieces in dialogue with contemporary creative porcelain inventions, from artists including Bouke de Vries, Chris Antemann, Cindy Sherman, and Roberto Lugo. Unearth the journey of porcelain, through the finest examples of vases, teapots, figurines, services, and more.



Virtual Floral Design How-To | Winter Wonderland
Friday, February 4, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create an arrangement inspired by winter's color palette, full of white and blue blooms with silver accents.


Livestream Lecture | Wild Creations: Great Gardens in Homes with Hilton Carter
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Please note: The is the first program in the Great Homes and Gardens livestream lecture series.

Hilton Carter, Baltimore-based plant and interior designer, will discuss how to create an instant impact and stunning spaces with plants, offering guidance on how to combine varying shades of greenery, shapes, and textures of foliage in bold, beautiful ways along with hints and tips on plant care to help your plants thrive. 


Member Preview Days | The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present
Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 17, 2022, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, February 18, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Members see it first! Hillwood members are invited to view the special exhibition The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present before it opens to the public.


Livestream Lecture | Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today with Carolyn Mullet
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Please note: The is the second program in the Great Homes and Gardens livestream lecture series.

Carolyn Mullet, award-winning garden designer, will draw on her recent book Adventures in Eden, exploring the stories behind personal havens scattered across Europe that she chose not for their pedigree but for their owner’s passion and creativity. 


Livestream Lecture | From Palm Beach to Shangri-La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth with Jane S. Day
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Please note: The is the third program in the Great Homes and Gardens livestream lecture series.

Jane S. Day, historian and preservationist, will explore the beautiful homes and gardens in paradise by the great architect Marion Sims Wyeth—progenitor of the fabled Palm Beach style and designer of Marjorie Merriweather Post’s first Palm Beach home, Hogarcito.


Volunteer Recruitment

Now Recruiting: Visitor Service Volunteers

After a two-year hiatus from recruiting new volunteers, Hillwood is delighted to announce we have once again opened recruitment for incoming volunteers starting with a new Visitor Services Volunteer class in early 2022.

Visitor Services Volunteers are integral members of Hillwood’s volunteer cohort who provide customer service and interpretation to museum visitors in the visitor center and mansion. This is the perfect opportunity for those who have a passion for sharing their love of history, art, and/or gardens with others in a forward-facing role. Weekday and weekend positions are available.

To apply, please review the detailed position description and complete the online application on Hillwood’s website.



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