September is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

September is here! Explore the gardens as summer turns to fall, browse a range of special exhibitions, and experience programming in person and from home. There is something for everyone this season.


On View

The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky
Closing September 5, 2021

With a passion for 18th-century models that elevated porcelain flowers to an art form, Vladimir 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 Marjorie Post’s enchanting collection.


Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post
Through January 9, 2022

Explore the Jazz Age through the lens of an icon. Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a prominent tastemaker during the era known as the Roaring Twenties. One hundred years later, Hillwood celebrates Post’s effect on the period—her impeccable attire, impressive art collection, and sumptuous design that made her one of the most influential women of the 1920s. From globally influenced pieces to her splendid apparel for glamorous events and philanthropic fundraisers to her residences and furnishings, these items from Post’s incredible life demonstrate the allure, excitement, and international nature of this remarkable decade.


Kristine Mays: Rich Soil
Through January 9, 2022

Contemporary American artist Kristine Mays’s life-size, three-dimensional dancing wire sculptures emerge throughout Hillwood’s gardens for the second ever installation of art in the gardens. Mays breathes life into wire, transforming an industrial product into fascinating and moving works of art. Springing to life throughout the 13 acres of formal gardens, 29 sculptures surprise visitors as they dance throughout the garden beds, bursting forth from the plant life.



We are excited to offer new programs, virtually and in person. This month, enjoy workshops, performances, and more. Learn more and register below!  

Virtual programming is free for members.

Member Appreciation Days
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, September 2 and 3, 2021, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillwood members are invited to celebrate their unwavering support at our first-ever Member Appreciation Days. Spend the day at Hillwood while enjoying exclusive member benefits.


Jazz in the Gardens: A Salute to Duke Ellington
Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an outdoor evening concert featuring the incredible music of D.C. native Duke Ellington, performed by D.C.’s own Marshall Keys Quintet, inspired by the exhibition Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post.


Virtual Floral Design How-To | Flowers Fit for Gatsby
Friday, September 17, 2021, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create flowers fit for Gatsby by adding a modern twist to 1920s floral inspiration which was luxurious and abundant in flowers.


Jazz in the Gardens: Five Generations of Jazz Women
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an outdoor evening concert featuring music from five generations of legendary jazz women including Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Shirley Horn, and Gerri Allen, inspired by the exhibition Roaring Twenties: The Life and Style of Marjorie Merriweather Post.


Family Picnic in Partnership with Rainbow Families
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Connect with other LGBTQ+ families in Hillwood's urban oasis at this family celebration. 


Starry Night Gala
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Join Executive Director Kate Markert and Co-Chairs Kathryn Vigé Hicks, Mark Lowham, and Mary Emerson Slimp 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. 


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 Twitter for daily museum and garden content.  



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