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Creative Swedish Art Workshops

February 27, 2018

Join Swedish artist and art teacher Karin Lithell between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm on April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 and June 16 in House of Sweden for creative art workshops. 


In partnership with Swedish Institute and Kulturhuset/Stadsteatern Stockholm. 

FREE admission and no registration required. 


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown

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Hillwood Hosts Great Homes and Gardens Series

January 23, 2018

Escape the cold Washington winter and immerse yourself in the stories of luscious garden estates with Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens' Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series. For more information and tickets, click here.


Tuesday 6 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

From the Inside Looking Out: A Dirt Gardener’s Journey to Elegance

This program is the first part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Interior designer Marshall Watson was raised with a passion for gardening, and that love of gardens has influenced his work with both interiors and exteriors.


Thursday 15 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

The Elements of French Style

This program is the second part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Inspired by Marjorie Post’s passion for the decorative arts and gardens of 18th-century France, designer Timothy Corrigan will break down the elements of French style and will illustrate how they can be incorporated into any home.

(Photo by: hillwoodmuseum.org)


Tuesday 20 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

A Family Country House

This program is the third part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Providing an insider’s look into the twenty-year evolution of a multi-generational family home, Alex Papachristidis will be discussing the renovations and interior design alterations that have occurred over the years in order to suit the needs of an ever growing family.


Wednesday 28 February - 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Looking Outside to See Our Way Inside

This program is the fourth part of the Great Homes and Gardens Series. Designer fads and trends come and go, but the intrinsic beauty of nature is constant…and here to stay. Barry Dixon explores how the eternally inspiring natural world around us influences modern and not-so-modern interior design.

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Catch Vermeer Before It Closes

January 2, 2018

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry exhibition at the National Gallery of Art will be closing on January 21, 2018.


This landmark exhibition examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from the mid-1650s to around 1680, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of genre painting, or depictions of daily life.


The introduction of quiet scenes unfolding in private household spaces and featuring elegant ladies and gentlemen was among the most striking innovations of Dutch painting of the Golden Age, a time of unparalleled innovation and prosperity. The exhibition brings together nearly 70 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters, including Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen, who lived in various towns throughout the Dutch Republic, from Delft and Deventer to Amsterdam and Leiden. Juxtaposing paintings related by theme, motif, and composition, the exhibition explores how these artists inspired, rivaled, surpassed, and pushed each other to greater artistic achievement.

The exhibition features 10 paintings by Vermeer (many of which have not been seen in the United States since the Gallery’s 1995–1996 exhibition Johannes Vermeer), including The Lacemaker (c. 1669–1670, Musée du Louvre, Paris) and The Love Letter (c. 1669–1670, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). A fully illustrated catalog features essays by the curators and essays and entries by a team of international scholars.

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