The Artistic Table
Through June 10, 2018
Tables set in style. Dazzling designs. And you’re invited.
Contemporary tastemakers Timothy Corrigan, Barry Dixon, Charlotte Moss, Alex Papachristidis, P. Gaye Tapp, Hutton Wilkinson and Josh Hildreth present table settings inspired by Marjorie Merriweather Post’s exceptional flair for entertaining.
Gardener’s Focus: An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse
Thursday, March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2018, 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
Friday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2018, 11-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 3, 10, and 31, 2018, 1-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2018, 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.(No 1 p.m. on March 20)
Tour the greenhouse and learn more about its history, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s infatuation with orchids, and the exotic blooms and fragrances currently on display.
Learn MorePreschool Series: Fanciful Heroes
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 14, and 21, 2018, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Discover a world of adventure as you and your preschooler explore a new mansion room each week.RegisterHands-on Workshop: Orchid 101: How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom
Friday, March 23, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2-4 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will teach you all the basics of orchid culture, including providing the proper light, water, temperature, fertilizer, and potting media. Techniques that encourage plants to rebloom will be particularly emphasized.
RegisterHands-on Workshop: Orchid Workshop: To Repot or Not?
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10 a.m.-noon
Friday, March 16, 2018, 1-3 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will teach you how to care for and trim your plant’s leaves and root system and identify the proper potting mediums and techniques.
Celebrate spring with the Girl Scouts during a festive and fun-filled day at Hillwood. Participants can earn a daisy petal, or a brownie, junior, or cadette badge.
RegisterHands-on Workshop: The Artistic Table Floral Workshop
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m., and 3:30-5 p.m.
Create a floral centerpiece inspired by the special exhibition The Artistic Table in this hands-on workshop.
RegisterSurtouts, Tureens, and Salt and Pepper Shaker Sets: Table Decoration, Then and Now
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, Hillwood’s chief curator, will discuss the traditions of table setting in Western European and Russian cultures, with a focus on the use of centerpieces.
Please note: This is the first lecture in a four-part series.
Admire the exquisite imperial eggs and other fanciful Fabergé creations collected by Marjorie Merriweather Post. Listen to festive folk music. Watch spirited dancing. Decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg.
P. Gaye Tapp, author of How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century, will highlight the entertaining styles of iconic women in this illustrated lecture.
Please note: This is the second lecture in a four-part series.
This workshop will profile a dozen orchids that go beyond the ever-present grocery store Phalaenopsis.