June is beautiful at Hillwood
June is here! Explore a new exhibition, wander the beautiful gardens, and enjoy all Hillwood has to offer. There is something for everyone, both in person and from home.
Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
Opening June 11, 2022
Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco appear in North America for the first time at Hillwood, celebrating her dedicated relationship with haute couturier Christian Dior. The special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior will explore the longstanding collaboration between Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and Marc Bohan, artistic director at Christian Dior, through clothing, accessories, photos, and more, on special loan from the Palace of Monaco. The exhibition, which originated at the Musée Dior in Granville, France, offers insights into the life of an icon, whose image was created in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Grace of Monaco is a tribute to Bohan’s muse in the 1960s and 1970s and a celebration of their enduring partnership through haute couture.
The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present
Through June 26, 2022
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 is 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 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.
Gardener's Focus Tour | Bounty of the Cutting Garden
Tuesday, June 7 and 14, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.
Friday, June 10 and 17, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.
Join Drew Asbury, horticulturist, to tour and unearth the boundless beauty of the cutting garden, which produces nearly 1,000 stems a week during the height of summer.
Member Preview Days | Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 2022, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Members see it early! Hillwood members are invited to view the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior before it opens to the public.
The Showstopping Hats of Mae Reeves
Thursday, June 16, 2022, 5:30-9 p.m. (Conversation begins at 7 p.m.)
Explore the world of Mae’s Millinery Shop, known for stunning showstoppers by hat designer Mae Reeves, in this conversation with Donna Limerick, Reeves’s daughter and documentary producer, and Megan Martinelli, associate curator. A fashion show featuring the enduring hat designs will follow.
Member Extended Hours
Thursday, June 23, 2022, 5-7 p.m.
Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy summer at Hillwood after hours! Spend an evening at Hillwood wandering the summer gardens, enjoying the mansion, viewing the special exhibitions, and more.
Outdoor Film | House of Cardin
Thursday, June 30, 2022, 6-10:30 p.m. (Film begins at 8:45 p.m.)
Revel in a summer evening in Hillwood’s gardens and enjoy the documentary House of Cardin, which examines the extraordinary life and career of legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who began his career at Christian Dior. This film will be presented as part of Films on the Green DC.
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 Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for daily museum and garden content.