June is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum

June is here! Explore a new exhibition, wander the beautiful gardens, and enjoy all Hillwood has to offer. There is something for everyone.

On View

Fragile Beauty: Art of the Ocean
Opening June 8, 2024

Covering over 70% of the planet, the oceans have remained an object of fascination, both treasured and feared, throughout history. For the first time, Hillwood will explore marine-related art through exquisite pieces in the collection, including representations of the sea and objects created with its precious materials, alongside an array of astounding contemporary works on loan.

Featuring nearly 150 items, ranging from the 1600s to today, this special exhibition will be a celebration of the ocean, demonstrating the beauty of and admiration for these magnificent waters while raising awareness of their current state of peril and the need for their preservation. Dive into the fragile beauty of the seas through paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, jewelry, accessories, and more.

Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris
Through June 16, 2024

Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a dedicated Francophile, passionate about French culture, design, and artistry. A regular in Paris, she stayed in iconic hotels; attended the theater, opera, and social events; and frequented art galleries, antique shops, haute couturiers, and luxury department stores. As with all aspects of her life, Post’s time in Paris was characterized by her signature style and grace. This special exhibition highlights Hillwood’s renowned French collection, tracing Post’s collecting and her trips to Paris in the 20th century. 

Experience the city of light through Post’s eyes, as a celebrated collector with an eye for elegance and a passion for history. Explore a treasure trove of French artistry and creativity through fashion, jewelry, luggage, portraiture, decorative arts, and more.  



Enjoy a variety of programming in person and from home. Learn more and register below!
All virtual programming is free for members. Not a member? Join or renew today!

Jewels of the Ocean | 2024 Annual Gala
Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Join Kate Markert, executive director, and Michela Gorham, Nicole Knox, Elizabeth Odom, and Mark Lowham, co-chairs, for a black tie gala in support of Hillwood's mission to share the cultural treasure that Marjorie Post left for the public's enjoyment.

Member Preview Days | Fragile Beauty: Art of the Ocean
Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, June 7, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillwood members are invited to explore Fragile Beauty: Art of the Ocean before it opens to the public! Explore the wonders of the sea, from its role as inspiration to the need for its preservation.

Curator's Reception | Fragile Beauty: Art of the Ocean
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Members at the Contributor level ($150) and above are invited to celebrate the opening of the special exhibition Fragile Beauty: Art of the Ocean. Enjoy libations and hors d'oeuvres and meet Wilfried Zeisler, chief curator.

Guided Forest Bathing Walks
Friday, June 7 and 21, 2024, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Slow down, awaken your senses, and connect with nature as you experience a forest bathing walk in Hillwood’s gardens and grounds.

Gardener's Focus Tour | Bounty of the Cutting Garden
Tuesday, June 11 and 18, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-Noon
Friday, June 14 and 21, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-Noon

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.

Divas Outdoors | Mamma Mia!
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 6-10:30 p.m. (Film begins at 8:45 p.m.)

Revel in a summer evening in Hillwood’s gardens and enjoy the movie musical Mamma Mia! on the Lunar Lawn.

Tanabata | The Japanese Star Festival
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m.

Enjoy a festive outdoor celebration of Tanabata, the Japanese Star Festival, featuring a musical performance, art project, and more.


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 X for daily museum and garden content. 



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