Docent Led Tour of Fabergé Rediscovered at The Hillwood Museum
Your ticket will include admission to the mansion and gardens for self-guided visiting after or before the tour. Please note that your tickets are good for the entire day, so feel free to come as early as 10 a.m. and stay until we close at 5 p.m. to enjoy everything at the estate. Audio -guides are available in the the Visitor's Center at no extra cost.
Treasures created by the firm of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) have inspired admiration and intrigue for over a century, both for their remarkable craftsmanship and the fascinating histories that surround them. Featuring over 100 objects, Fabergé Rediscovered will unveil new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s own collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works, highlighting new attributions and provenances and providing a new framework to study and understand 19th- and 20th-century jewelry and goldsmithing. The special exhibition will display the greatest examples from Hillwood’s Fabergé collection, left by Marjorie Merriweather Post for the benefit of future generations, along with important loans from other museums and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée d’Orsay, the McFerrin Collection, the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation, and His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
"Marjorie Post was a serious collector and approached the collecting of Fabergé as she did her important collection of French 18th-century and Russian imperial art, as an avid student and connoisseur. As a result, she assembled an important and impressive collection of these intriguing works,” explained Hilwood executive director, Kate Markert. “Since it’s been over 22 years since Hillwood’s Fabergé collection was last examined in a book or exhibition, this fresh look at the works of Fabergé, revealing new information, attributions, and provenances for Hillwood’s objects, is long overdue.”
Harvard Club members and their guests: $20/person
Please check in under the name Harvard Club at the Visitor Center Registration desk. We will meet in the Adirondack building where the exhibition is located.
- Your ticket will include admission to the mansion and gardens for self-guided visiting after or before the tour.
- Please note that your tickets are good for the entire day, so feel free to come as early as 10 a.m. and stay until we close at 5 p.m. to enjoy everything at the estate. Audio -guides are available in the the Visitor's Center at no extra cost.