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Harry Benson: Shoot First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:30PM

Dinnertime Documentaries

Enjoy summer evenings at Hillwood, complete with dinner at the new Merriweather Café and documentary films that dig deep in the world of America’s most fascinating photojournalists.

Mid-Century Master: The Photography of Alfred Eisenstaedt, a special exhibition at Hillwood that focuses on the artist behind more than ninety LIFE magazine covers, is the inspiration behind this special film series. After viewing the exhibition, relaxing over dinner, and strolling the gardens, watch captivating documentaries about other famous photographers and their images of the most important figures and moments of twentieth-century America.  

Event Timeline

5:30-9:30 p.m.        
Self-guided touring of the mansiongardensgreenhouse and special exhibition, Mid-Century Master 
Docents will be available to answer questions and discuss the mansion and exhibition

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a delectable full service meal at the Merriweather Café, or bring along light bites and beverages from Merriweather To Go as you stroll the gardens. 
Visit the museum shop for an elegant and whimsical array of items, including gifts, accessories, jewelry and more. 

7:30-9 p.m.        
Film screening in the visitor center theater and C.W. Post center 

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