Monday, September 16, 2013

You too can live artfully with Marjorie Merriweather Post!

You may remember I posted about the latest exhibit, Living Artfully, hosted by my neighbor Hillwood, Marjorie Merriweather Post's house. This Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 you can join a host of distinguished curators to learn both how Marjorie lived so well and how to incorporate this into your daily life. Details below.

Classic Chic:  Interior Design for Living Artfully, will explore French-inspired interior design and the 20th century’s great designers September 21 from 10:30 am - 4:00 pm at the renowned DC treasure, the Hillwood Estate, Musuem and Gardens.
The day will be led by Hillwood curators Liana Paredes and Estella Chung who will discuss Marjorie Post’s Hillwood and the antique and design firms French & Co. and McMillen Inc., whose opulent French interiors combined with modern amenities made it one of Washington’s most memorable homes when Marjorie Merriweather Post lived and entertained there in the 1950s and 60s.


Next James Archer Abbott of Evergreen Museum and Library will highlight the work of global design house Maison Jansen, about whom he has written. 


Following a lunch break and opportunity to look closely at the Hillwood Mansion interiors with the design experts, New York interior designer Michael Simon will discuss the importance of incorporating history and a knowledge of the past into contemporary design, much as Post did at Hillwood.

Lastly, the curator Estella Chung will moderate a round table discussion with the speakers about mid-century design classics and contemporary applications. Hope you can make it!

7 comments:

Mark D. Ruffner said...

One of the things that impressed me about Hillwood was how Marjorie Merriweather Post incorporated information about her art on little boards that were revealed by pulling them out of slots (in the furniture or the wall). The casual observer saw only a timy knob.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Mark, the layers are still there! So much to learn......

deana sidney said...

SHe was such a character. It would be a gas to go to these events were I in the hood. You will just have to share them with those of us who are far away.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Deana, unfortunately I can't make this one or you know I'd be sharing it!

Windlost said...

Oh, what a treat it would be to attend that. Sorry you can't go. :(

xo Terri

Karena Albert said...

Wish so much I could be there. I love the remark from Mark about the pull out slots on the art's information!
Wonderful...

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I'm sorry I won't be able to attend! Will have to check with my friends who are both docents there.
Hillwood is very special, and we are lucky to have it!