Study Trip: Hillwood Museum & Gardens- Wednesday, March 7 through Friday, March 9, 2007 Study Trip to Hillwood Museum & Gardens in Washington D.C. on March 7-9, 2007.
For all appraisers, collectors, art historians and students of the decorative arts, this is a rare opportunity to gain
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - One of the premier house museums in this country, Hillwood Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C., is the legacy of Postum Cereal Company heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post (1887-1973) and features her internationally renowned personal collection of fine and decorative arts. The museum includes the most comprehensive collections of 18th- and 19th-century Russian imperial art outside of Russia, as well as one of the world’s most important collections of the 18th- century French decorative arts. Hillwood is set on 25 acres, 12 of which are enchanting formal gardens, including a Japanese-style garden and French parterre.
In New York between 1905 and 1920 there was a revival of interest in 18th-century French art in all disciplines. Writers, architects, art dealers and interior decorators introduced paintings, sculptures, architecture, furniture, and objets d’art of that period to American patrons. It was during this time that Mrs. Post began her life-long fascination with and appreciation for French art. Under the tutelage of art dealer Sir Joseph Duveen, she began collecting important antique furniture, tapestries, and porcelain from the 18th century and throughout her life as a collector these formative years with Duveen would remain a major influence. In fact, her love of Russian imperial art was initially inspired by serving en post in Moscow as the wife of Ambassador Joseph Davies and realizing the fact that it complemented her growing collection of French decorative arts. Today, Hillwood houses the most comprehensive collection of 18th- and 19th-century Russian imperial art in America.
Liana Paredes, curator of Western European Art and Karen Kettering, curator of Russian and Eastern European Art, will lead this remarkable three-day study seminar with other colleagues from Hillwood. The program which includes introductory lectures followed by tours and hands-on examinations, will be limited to 24 participants.
Registration: $595 AAA Members, Certified Members, Associate Members; $635 Student Affiliates and Friends of AAA; $635 ISA/ASA Members; $695 Non-Members. Trip fee includes full program, local travel, and entrance fees. Accommodations are available at a nearby hotel. Registration is accepted with payment only; registration deadline is February 21. Confirmation letters will be emailed upon receipt of payment. Accommodations: AAA will arrange for a group rate at a nearby hotel, checking in Tuesday evening, checking out Friday morning; attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations and will need to mention the AAA rate when calling. Information to come. Cancellations: Up to and including February 21 a full refund is available; February 22 - 28, a 50% refund is available; after February 28, no refunds are available.