Lectures and Talks

Engage with people and ideas through programs that explore historic themes with contemporary thinkers. Encounter works of art up close in the intimate and personalized spaces of Hillwood’s Mansion and Gardens during gallery talks. 

Delve deeper into intriguing topics of art, fashion, design, and history with Hillwood’s curators, horticulturists, staff, distinguished experts, and international scholars, at study days, lectures and book talks.

Upcoming events

  • Lectures and Talks
    Friday 15 September - 12:45pm to 1:30pm

    Marjorie Post was a premier client of fashion designer Oldric Royce from the 1940s until her death in 1973.

    Included in suggested donation
    Tickets not yet available
  • Diamond brooch by Cartier from the collection at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
    Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 5 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Exceptional gems, dazzling twentieth-century jewelry, and legendary historic jewels.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • blue heart diamond
    Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 12 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Explore the rich, fascinating stories behind famous gems such as the notorious Hope diamond, the exceptional 423-carat Logan sapphire, and the Carmen Lúcia ruby.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 19 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    During the thirties and forties, actresses like Joan Crawford, Mae West, and Claudette Colbert graced the silver screen dripping in diamonds.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 26 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    For millennia, humans have been fascinated, inspired, and enticed by gems and jewelry. 

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • Lectures and Talks, Member Events
    Wednesday 8 November - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    No figure epitomizes eighteenth-century Europe as effectively as Giacomo Casanova. 

    $7-20
    Tickets not yet available

 

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