Engage with people and ideas through programs that explore historic themes with contemporary speakers. Encounter works of art up close in the intimate and personalized spaces of Hillwood’s mansion and gardens. Delve deeper into intriguing topics of art, fashion, design, and history with Hillwood’s curators, horticulturists, staff, distinguished experts, and international scholars, at study days, lectures, tours, and book talks.
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February 18, 2020 6:30PM
Madam Walker’s Villa Lewaro
One of America’s first female self-made millionaires, Madam C.J. Walker, built Villa Lewaro, an extraordinary Italianate mansion in the Hudson River Valley. Born the daughter of formerly enslaved people in 1867, Walker built an empire of beauty and hair products specially designed for and marketed to black women.