French drawing room at Hillwood


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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Dinnertime Documentaries

Enjoy summer evenings at Hillwood, complete with dinner at Merriweather Café and documentary films that dig deep in the world of America’s most fascinating photojournalists.

Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt, a special exhibition at Hillwood that focuses on the photojournalist behind more than ninety LIFE magazine covers, is the inspiration behind this special film series. After viewing the exhibition, relaxing over dinner, and strolling the gardens, watch captivating documentaries about other famous photographers and their images of the most important figures and moments of twentieth-century America.  

Event Timeline

5:30-7:30 p.m.        
Self-guided touring of the mansion, gardens, greenhouse and special exhibition, Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt
Docents will be available to answer questions and discuss the mansion and exhibition

5:30-7 p.m.
Enjoy a delectable full service meal at Merriweather Café

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pick up light bites and beverages from Merriweather To Go as you stroll the gardens. 
Visit the museum shop for an elegant and whimsical array of items, including gifts, accessories, jewelry and more

7:30-9 p.m.        
Film screening in the visitor center theater, C.W. Post center, and Merriweather rooms 

9-9:30 p.m.
Explore Mid-Century Master with new insights from the film.

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

There is perhaps no better-known contemporary photographer than Annie Leibovitz, famous for her flattering, playful, and acutely visual portraits of leaders and luminaries. This film shares insights into her life and work. 

Cinema poster for Annie Liebowitz: Life Through a Lens