Heurich House – the historic home near Dupont Circle - will present Christkindlmarkt, November 30-December 7. The annual event welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season - as it honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas marketin its garden. The holiday market features goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more. Guests can visit the market and tour the seasonally-decorated historic house.
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection is exhibiting mixed media sculpture inspired by natural forms and materials by noted Washington artist Martha Jackson Jarvis. “The project features works in stone, wood, and mosaic & assemblages made of sticks and vines. The garden installation is on view until December 16.
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is exhibiting Fabergé Rediscovered, thru January 13, 2019. The special exhibition unveils new discoveries relating to Hillwood’s collection of Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and other famed works. The exhibition “will bring to light new attributions and provenances and provide a broader framework to study, explore, and appreciate nineteenth and twentieth-century jewelry and goldsmithing.” Major American art dealers and collectors, such as Marjorie Merriweather Post, played a significant role in Fabergé’s success after the fall of the imperial regime. For the first time, with this exhibition, Hillwood’s collection is examined through Post’s perspective. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, who is Hillwood’s chief curator.
Image below: A Lusupov Box – Photo courtesy of Hillwood
The U.S. Botanic Garden will display their annual Season’s Greenings: All Aboard, November 22-January 1, 2019.Visitors can “explore America by train as the annual holiday event showcases historic railroad stations across the country. In the model train show, trains will chug around, below, through, and above plant-based recreations of iconic depots from across the U.S. There will be thousands of blooms throughout the Conservatory, including a showcase of heirloom and newly-developed poinsettia varieties. The Garden’s collection of D.C. landmarks made from plant materials will return to fill the Garden Court, including a new addition to be unveiled this fall.
Image below: A view of a previous Season's Greenings show.