March is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum

Spring is coming! Wander the gardens to find early bloomers, and celebrate Orchid Month, in honor of Marjorie Post's favorite flower. With displays on view and a variety of exciting virtual programs this month, Hillwood has something for everyone, both in person and from home.


On View

The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present
Through June 26, 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 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.



Livestream Lecture | Design Remix with Corey Damen Jenkins
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Please note: The is the final program in the Great Homes and Gardens livestream lecture series.

Corey Damen Jenkins, nationally acclaimed interior designer, will show how to use (and love) bold colors, create dramatic contrast by mixing patterns and geometry, make a statement with neutrals, translate fashion inspiration into your home, and much more.


March is Orchid Month!

Marjorie Merriweather Post had a lifelong love affair with orchids, her favorite flower, investing significant resources into fueling this passion. Today, Hillwood's collection contains over 2,000 orchids of approximately 1,200 different species, hybrids, and clones. As one of the only public gardens in Washington, D.C. that offers daily access to a working greenhouse filled with orchids, our month-long focus on these exotic beauties features workshops, tours, and colorful displays. 


Virtual Gardener's Focus Tour | An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 12:30-12:50 p.m.

Tour the greenhouse and learn more about its history, Marjorie Merriweather Post's infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances on display now.


Virtual Horticulture How-To | Orchid 101
Friday, March 11, 2022, 12:30-2 p.m.

Learn the basics of orchid culture, including providing the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media.


Virtual Orchid Repotting Demonstration
Friday, March 25, 2022, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join Drew Asbury, horticulturist, and learn how to help your plant's leaves and root systems, identify the proper potting media, and ask the expert your questions.


Through the Fire
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7-10 p.m.

You're invited! Join Hillwood for Through the Fire, a celebration and benefit. Explore the special exhibition The Luxury of Clay: Porcelain Past and Present, experience the magic of Hillwood, and bid on choice items in the auction.


Still Life-Inspired Virtual Floral Design
Friday, March 18, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Follow along with Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create your own Dutch Masters-inspired arrangement using blooms from Holland.


Virtual Conversation with Artist Roberto Lugo
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Please note: The is the first program in The Luxury of Clay lecture series.

Join Roberto Lugo, American artist, ceramicist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator, for a conversation with Rebecca Tilles, curator.




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