October is beautiful at Hillwood

October is beautiful at Hillwood

October is here! Explore glorious fall gardens, view a glamorous exhibition, and enjoy all Hillwood has to offer. There is something for everyone, both in person and from home.

On View

Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
Through January 8, 2023

Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco are on view 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 explores 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.



Girl Scout Outdoor Art Workshop
Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 2:30-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-Noon

Calling all Brownies and Juniors! Earn your Girl Scout Outdoor Art badge as you embark on a self-guided adventure exploring Hillwood’s gardens and engaging in hands-on art making.

Grace of Monaco Lecture Series
Grace Kelly carefully cultivated her image in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Explore her image and gain insights to her enduring partnership with Marc Bohan, artistic director of Christian Dior in the 1960s and 1970s, in this four-part lecture series.

All in-person lecture will be preceded by a member-only wine and cheese reception.

Grace Kelly: Icon of Style to Royal Bride
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Kristina Haugland, Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explores Grace Kelly’s role as a style icon, from glamorous young actress to elegant princess. 

Christian Dior: Couture for Modern Living
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Nora E. Vaughan Senior Curator, Global Fashion & Textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum, shares the story of the House of Dior, including the astonishing success of the house and the international dissemination of the Dior style. 

Livestream Lecture: Conversation with Curators | Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Florence Müller, originating curator of Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, and Megan Martinelli, Hillwood’s associate curator of apparel, jewelry, and accessories, discuss Grace Kelly’s longstanding collaboration with Marc Bohan, artistic director of Christian Dior.

Jay Jaxon: An  Unsung Couturier
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Darnell-Jamal Lisby, assistant curator of fashion at the Cleveland Museum of Art, highlights the creativity and legacy of Jay Jaxon, one of the first African Americans to work in Parisian haute couture and one of the first Americans to head a couture house.

Gardener's Focus Tour | Plants of the Fall
Tuesday, October 11 and 18, 2022, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 14 and 21, 2022, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

Jessica Bonilla, director of horticulture, highlights her favorite fall features and shares firsthand stories of practical gardeninglessons. 

Haute Couture Chrysanthemum Virtual Floral Design
Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Follow along with Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to elevate chrysanthemums and create a floral arrangement fit for Grace Kelly, inspired by her love of flowers.

Spooky Pooch Howl-o-ween Celebration
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 4-6 p.m.

Hightail it to Hillwood with your four-legged friend for some Halloween fun! Explore the gardens and participate in the annual costume competition.

Gardener's Focus Tour | Specialty Mums
Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2022, 2:30-3 p.m.

Join Jarett Currin, greenhouse grower, to learn how Hillwood continues the fifty-five-year tradition of propagating mums for Hillwood.



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