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Member Preview Days: Spectacular Gems and Jewelry

Hillwood members enjoy an exclusive opportunity to preview the special exhibition Spectacular Gems and Jewelry from the Merriweather Post Collection before it opens to the public!

Explore more than fifty pieces of jewelry that once belonged to Marjorie Merriweather Post, one of the greatest jewelry collectors of the twentieth-century, and the story behind some of the remarkable stones and the jewelry into which they were transformed. Examine the great quality and beauty of the gems in the collection, their historical significance, and the evolution of twentieth-century jewelry design from the 1900s through the 1960s.

Join Angie Dodson, director of learning and engagement, for a special presentation regarding the developments in changing jewelry styles in America and Europe through one woman's unique collection, recognizing the importance of jewelry in the world of artistic design. On June 7 and 8, presentations will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. On June 9, presentations will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.

Please note: The exhibition will be open all day to Hillwood members and their guests. Space is limited for presentations; advance reservations are suggested. Call 202.686.5807 to reserve.

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