We are planning a tour to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. The Museum has a special exhibition - The Artistic Table: Inspired Table Settings, Romance around the Table (see description below) and, as it will be May, the gardens should be at their Spring best.
Admission and self-guided tour (audio guides are available free of cost) and free access to the greenhouse and gardens is $12. The tour will begin at 10.30 AM. We will break for lunch at 12.30 in the Express Café where sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups are on offer. After lunch participants may leave or continue to explore the Museum Mansion and gardens.
Vim will need your response together with a check for $12 as quickly as possible. Please see her contact details under contact
There is limited parking at the Museum so tour participants are urged to carpool.
Special Exhibition (located in both the Dacha and the Mansion): The Artistic Table.
This special exhibition will bring together curators and designers to create table displays inspired by Marjorie's exceptional flare for entertaining to explore the concept of artistically set tables, past and present. The Artistic Table will invite a number of interior designers to create a range of presentations. Hillwood's remarkable collection will be the source for a display of historic tables, designed by Hillwood curators and inspired by eighteenth and nineteenth century French and Russian models, on view in the forty-four foot dining room and the enchanting adjacent breakfast room. The special exhibition space in the dacha will house the tables fashioned by renowned interior designers to generate a conversation between past and contemporary design. Drawing from the many and varied table wares at Hillwood or their own sources, designers will draw from the elegance of the European courts, Marjorie's exceptional style, and their own modern aesthetic, as inspiration for beautiful and refreshing takes on setting an artistic table.
The Washington DC area has an abundance of cultural activities for art, history, music and theatre enthusiasts. The International Cultural Group organizes outings that may be of special interest to our members.