The Rehoboth Art League will hold an outing to experience the art, architecture and history of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Garden in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 27.
A tour bus will get participants to and from Rehoboth Beach and the museum, and Hillwood entry is included in the trip cost. On display will be Hillwood’s “Artistic Table” exhibition, where interior designers and Hillwood curators take inspiration from Marjorie Merriweather Post.
Ongoing highlights at Hillwood include Marjorie Post’s home, now a museum. Her ties to the 18th-century French décor has been maintained, while modern conveniences have been added. The RAL bus trip will also include an opportunity to visit Hillwood’s gardens, designed by landscape architects Umberto Innocenti and Richard Webel in the 1950s. Thirteen acres of formal gardens were designed to be in bloom in spring and fall, when Marjorie Post was in residence in Hillwood. Also during the trip, attendees will have an opportunity to hear from Hillwood’s gardeners and get a glimpse of what’s growing for spring and summer on the property.
Check-in time is by 7:15 a.m. Feb. 27, and return time to Rehoboth is estimated at 6 p.m. The bus has restroom accommodations available onboard. Advance reservations are required.
Tickets for RAL’s Hillwood Bus Trip are $50 per person and may be purchased at rehobothartleague.org or by phone, 227-8408, ext. 203.
For more, visit rehobothartleague.org.