December Chapter Meeting
Saturday, December 1, 2012
10:45 AM - 2:30 PM

Hillwood Museum
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

We hope you will join us for an unforgettable event at Hillwood Estate, Musem, and Gardens in Washington DC  - "Where FABULOUS Lives"!  In addition to a docent-led tour of the beautiful Hillwood mansion and gardens, we will be viewing Pret-a-Papier - a one-of-a-kind Exhibition by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave:

"Inspired by the rich history of fashion represented in European paintings, famous costumes in museum collections, and designs of the grand couturiers, Isabelle de Borchgrave has turned her passion for painting toward the recreation of elaborate costumes - crumpling, pleating, braiding, and painting the surface of simple rag paper to achieve the effect of textiles and create the illusion of haute couture."

To round out our program, we will enjoy a special private Afternoon Tea and, perhaps, some shopping at the Hillwood Gift Shop!

December Chapter Event Itinerary:

10:45 AM

Arrive promptly to meet in Visitors Building as group

10:50 AM  - 10:55 AM

AICI WDC President Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Board

11:00 AM                             

Hillwood Estate Welcome Film Introduction

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM       

Docent Tour of Mansion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM        

Self-guided Tour of Adirondack Building (main Prêt-à-Papier exhibit display) and gardens

1:30 PM- 2:30 PM             

Exclusive Afternoon Tea

2:30 PM                                

Conclusion - Open to view gift shop and remain to view gardens

Register Now!

RSVP: to Eleonora Tarzibachi at

Members: $35 via PayPal

Non-Members: $40 via PayPal

Or checks made payable to "AICI Mid-Atlantic Chapter" can be mailed to:

Attn: Chanel-Alexandria P.O. Box 9503 Alexandria, VA 22304

$5 increase for payments at the door

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens

Marjorie Merriweather Post bought Hillwood in 1955 and soon decided her home would be a museum that would inspire and educate the public. When she left her northwest Washington, D.C. estate, she endowed the country with the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens and natural woodlands for all to enjoy. Opened as a public institution in 1977, today Hillwood's allure stems from the equally fascinating parts that make up the whole. From the captivating life of Marjorie Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the experience of Hillwood outshines even the Fabergé Eggs.


Hillwood provides complimentary on-Estate parking. Handicap parking is also available on a first come, first served basis. On busier days complimentary off-site parking may be utilized. Hillwood Staff will direct you to designated parking areas when you arrive at the Main Gate.

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