Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection is exhibiting mixed media sculpture inspired by natural forms and materials by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis. “The project features works in stone, wood, and mosaic & assemblages made of sticks and vines. The garden installation is on view until December 16.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens will exhibit Perfume & Seduction, February 16-June 9. The exhibition will feature the finest examples of perfume bottles, gold boxes, porcelain objects, and other eighteenth-century luxury items that were used in the bathing and dressing ritual known as la toilette. This special exhibition will present examples of objects from Hillwood's collection that represent the finest luxury objects used in this elaborate ritual. A selection of objects from private European collections will complement Marjorie Post’s collection. The exhibition will feature a display of Marjorie’s toilette table, dressing gown, lace, and other accessories, as well as images of her daughter Dina Merrill’s cosmetic line, which was featured in Vogue.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is exhibiting Fabergé Rediscovered, thru January 13, 2019. The special exhibition unveils new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works. The exhibition “will bring to light new attributions and provenances and provide a broader framework to study, explore, and appreciate nineteenth and twentieth-century jewelry and goldsmithing.” Major American art dealers and collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Fabergé’s success after the fall of the imperial regime. For the first time, with this exhibition, Hillwood’s collection is examined through Post’s perspective. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, who is Hillwood’s chief curator.
Image below: A Lusupov Box – Photo courtesy of Hillwood
The U.S. Botanic Garden is displaying their annual Season’s Greenings: All Aboard, thru January 1, 2019.Visitors can “explore America by train as the annual holiday event showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In the model train show, trains chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic depots from across the U.S. There are thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly-developed poinsettia varieties. The Garden’s collection of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials fill the Garden Court, including a new addition this season.
Image below: A view of a previous Season's Greenings show.