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A Day at Hillwood with The Smithsonian Associates

Detailed Timeline

10-10:05 am

Welcome, by Kate Markert, Executive Director

10:05-10:50 am           

Marjorie Merriweather Post, by Estella Chung, Curator of American Material Culture and Historian

10:50-10:55 am


10:55-11:40 am

The Gardens, by Kate Markert, Executive Director

11:40 am-1:00 pm

Lunch, provided by Hillwood's Cafe

1:00-1:40 pm

The French Collection, by Liana Paredes, Chief Curator, Co-chair of the Exhibitions Program and Director of Collections

1:40-2:20 pm        

The Russian Collection, by Wilfried Zeisler, Associate Curator of 19th Century Art

2:30-4:00 pm  

Self-guided touring of Mansion & Splendor and Surprise

Docent-led tours of special access spaces; Curators on-station


Lectures and Talks

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:45am

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.