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The Porcelain Flowers of Vladimir Kanevsky
April 6 @ 9:00 am - September 5 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Opening April 6, 2021
“There is everything in flowers—history, drama, structure, beauty, and fragrance,” contemporary artist Vladimir Kanevsky has said. Kanevsky’s remarkable porcelain sculptures will spring to life throughout Hillwood’s mansion, inspired by flowers grown in Marjorie Merriweather Post’s gardens. Post surrounded herself with flowers, creating impressive gardens at her homes and filling the houses with beautiful arrangements. Kanevsky’s pieces will take the place of these live arrangements, with porcelain blooms that rival even those of nature. With a passion for 18th-century models that elevated porcelain flowers to an art form, Kanevsky has created a modern interpretation of this antique discipline, one that melds perfectly with Post’s fabulous collection of outstanding and superbly crafted objects. Surround yourself with beauty as some thirty pieces burst into bloom, and enjoy a garden of everlasting botanicals set within the home of Post’s enchanting collection.
Included in suggested donation.
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008