Now On View! The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky

Hillwood Museum

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky

April 6 through September 5, 2021

Enter a garden of unearthly delights.

"There is everything in flowers—history, drama, structure, beauty, and fragrance," contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky has said. Kanevsky's remarkable porcelain sculptures spring to life throughout Hillwood's mansion, inspired by flowers grown in Marjorie Merriweather Post's gardens. Post surrounded herself with flowers, creating impressive gardens at her homes and filling the houses with beautiful arrangements. Kanevsky's pieces take the place of these live arrangements, with porcelain blooms that rival even those of nature.

With a passion for 18th-century models that elevated porcelain flowers to an art form, Kanevsky has created a modern interpretation of this antique discipline, one that melds perfectly with Post's fabulous collection of outstanding and superbly crafted objects. Surround yourself with beauty as some thirty pieces burst into bloom, and enjoy a garden of everlasting botanicals set within the home of Post's enchanting collection.

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