October is beautiful at Hillwood
October is here! Explore the vibrant fall gardens, view a beautiful exhibition, and enjoy all Hillwood has to offer. There is something for everyone, in person and from home.
Glass: Art. Beauty. Design.
Through January 14, 2024
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 highlights 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 demonstrates 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.
Preschool Program | Perfect Patterns
Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Experience the wonder of Hillwood with your preschooler! Explore a new theme each week through make-believe, hands-on art-making, and imaginative play.
Gardener's Focus Tour | Plants of the Fall
Tuesday, October 10 and 17, 2023, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Friday, October 13 and 20, 2023, 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Jessica Bonilla, director of horticulture, highlights her favorite features of the fall gardens and shares first-hand stories of practical gardening lessons.
Glass: Art. Beauty. Design. Lecture Series
Explore the fascinating world of glass in this lecture series inspired by the exhibition Glass: Art. Beauty. Design.
Please note: The first program in this series took place in September.