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Natural Beauties Lecture Series

Natural Beauties Lecture Series
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (All day) to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 (All day)
  • Detail of malachite bread and salt plate in Hillwood's collection

    Detail from the center of Bread and salt dish, Yekaterinburg Lapidary Manufactory (?), Yekaterinburg, mid-1800s, Malachite, Gift of Madame Augusto Rosso, 1968 (21.240)

    Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

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This is the first program in the Natural Beauties lecture series. The intensity of the malachite’s green color and the beauty of its patterns were especially appealing to Hillwood’s founder Marjorie Post. Today Hillwood’s collection of hardstone includes approximately forty works made from malachite. Traditionally associated with Russia, objects...
Tuesday 24 March - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-66

Series:
$66
$36 Member
$21 Student

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the second program in the Natural Beauties lecture series. Faceted gems are prized for their obvious sparkle and brilliance, but it is in the dramatic colors, intricate patterns and sublime textures of the lapidary stones such as malachite, lapis lazuli, jade, jasper and agate that the wonder of nature’s artistry is fully revealed. The...
Tuesday 31 March - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-66

Series:
$66
$36 Member
$21 Student

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks
This is the third and final program in the Natural Beauties lecture series. In late imperial China, polished jade carvings and natural craggy rocks mounted on pedestals were appreciated by connoisseurs as two favorite genres of art. This lecture investigates the symbolic and aesthetic traditions associated with each of these geological specimens....
Tuesday 7 April - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Visitor Center Theater
$7-66

Series:
$66
$36 Member
$21 Student

Individual Lecture:
$22
$12 Member
$7 Student

Part of: Lectures and talks