June is beautiful at Hillwood

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.

On View

Glass: Art. Beauty. Design.
Opening June 10, 2023

Transparent or opaque, fragile yet impervious, glass has inspired artists and designers, stimulated scientists and engineers, and captivated collectors with its beauty and practicality. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was no exception, and she amassed over 1,600 pieces of glass, created in the 17th-20th centuries in Western Europe, Russia, and the United States. This special exhibition will highlight this lesser-known aspect of Hillwood’s collection, featuring a range of styles and techniques, while placing the historic creations in dialogue with astounding contemporary artworks.

Featuring more than 300 items, ranging from the 2nd century to today, the exhibition will demonstrate the innovation and talent of artists and designers throughout the world working with the challenging medium of glass and why the material continues to intrigue and inspire. See glass in a new light through the finest examples of vases, chandeliers, drinkware, sculpture, and more.


Determined Women: Collectors, Artists, and Designers at Hillwood
Through June 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 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, furniture, and more.



Gardener's Focus Tour | Bounty of the Cutting Garden
Tuesday, June 6 and 13, 2023, 2:30-3 p.m.
Friday, June 9 and 16, 2023, 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 steps a week during the height of summer.


Member Preview Days | Glass: Art. Beauty. Design.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, June 8, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, June 9, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillwood members are invited to enjoy exclusive early access to the special exhibition Glass: Art. Beauty. Design., before it opens to the public!


Preschool Program | Sensational Scents
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new theme in the gardens each week through make-believe, hands-on art making, and imaginative play.


Divas Outdoors | Moonstruck (1987)
Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6-10:30 p.m. (Film begins at 8:45 p.m.)

Revel in a summer evening in Hillwood’s gardens and enjoy the iconic romantic comedy Moonstruck on the Lunar Lawn.


Preschool Program | How Plants Grow
Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new theme in the gardens each week through make-believe, hands-on art making, and imaginative play.


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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