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Queen of Hearts: A Valentine's Day Opening Benefit

CELEBRATE with a sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres reception, cocktails and festive music and dancing. 

PREVIEW Passion of the Empress: Catherine the Great's Art Patronage with Scott Ruby, Hillwood’s associate curator for Russian and Eastern European Art.

TOUR the Mansion and Greenhouse throughout the evening.

SHOP at Hillwood's popular museum shop and bid on exclusive silent auction items throughout the event.

Event Chairs
Catharina Wrede Braden & Nick Braden  Curtis Decker  Nino Japaridze  


Barbara Andersen  Anna Aslund  Dennis Barbour  Dan Baum  Chris Bernstein & Jon Frederick  Catherine & Dave Bohigian  Amanda & Dave Bowker  Rebecca Chamberlain  Jamie Coley & Bradley Kiley  Katherine David-Fox  Bridget & Mark DeSimone  Eugenia Chavchavadze  Melinda Haring & Daniel Kimmage  Jill & Giles Howson  Sarah Jessup & James Bennet  Sandro Kereselidze  Elaine Monaghan & The Honorable Lee Feinstein  John Makepeace & Vladimir Poletaev  Carolyn & Ed Nordberg  Pilar & Bill O’Leary ♥ Krista Ritacco  Chauncie & Paul Rodzianko  Lynn & Edward Rossotti  Anya Schmemann  Mary Catherine Stinson  Sabrina Tavernise & Rory MacFarquar  Natalya Tomasova  Elizabeth Trey  Sonya Vekstein  Libby & John Wilkinson

Empire Patrons
Catharina Wrede Braden & Nick Braden ♥ Bradley Kiley & Jamie Coley


Crown Patrons
Curt Decker 
 Pati & Mike Froyo-McCarty  Carmel Greer & Dan Baum ♥ Nino Japaridze & Job Henning  Carolyn & Ed Nordberg John Makepeace & Vladimir Poletaev  Dr. Maral Kibarian Skelsey & William Skelsey 


Jewel Patrons
Elise M. Ambrose & John E. Rectenwald 
♥ Lara Bainbridge & Mark Priest ♥ Catherine & Dave Bohigian ♥ Amanda & Dave Bowker ♥ Lindsay Coates & David Ruffin ♥ Katherine David-Fox ♥ Bridget & Mark DeSimone ♥ Joseph C. Dunn ♥ Julia Farr ♥ Galerie Blue Square ♥ Jan & Brad Jensen ♥ Melinda Haring & Daniel Kimmage ♥ Sarah Jessup & James Bennet ♥ Irina Levshina & Braeson House ♥ Kathryn & Leslie Megyeri  Carla Mejia & Carlos Ludena ♥ Elaine Monaghan & The Hon. Lee Feinstein  Ann Rakestraw ♥ Krista Ritacco  Carol O. Roberts  Shirley Ross & William Steffeck ♥ Lynn & Edward Rossotti ♥ Anya Schmemann & Eric Lohr ♥ Maggie & Tom Sheedy ♥ Nancy & Simon Sidamon-Eristoff  Dr. Nickolai Talanin ♥ Sabrina Tavernise & Rory MacFarquar Natalya Tomasova  Shannon Turkewitz ♥ Jill & Burton White



Social Events

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 2:00pm

Marjorie Merriweather Post's tradition of opening her home for grand entertaining is the backdrop for many memorable gatherings, benefits, and receptions at Hillwood.

Member Events

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:45pm

Membership at Hillwood offers more than free access to the estate and a Museum Shop discount. Members enjoy advanced reservations and discounts on programs and lectures, private receptions, and special member only events such as exhibition openings, tours, and field trips. Join the Hillwood community today!

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