Planning Your Mother's Day Around 1331 Maryland
Whether mom us coming into town, you’re a new mother yourself, or you just want to celebrate the coolest aunt around, Mother’s Day is the day to celebrate the woman in your life who have given your maternal love. While brunch and flowers is always the go-to choice for most celebrating the mother of all holidays, switch up a little this year and take the woman in your life for a day of fun in Washington DC that she won’t forget.
National Museum of Women in the Arts – Located less than 10 minutes from your 1331 Maryland apartment, what better museum to celebrate on Mother’s Day than the museum that celebrates the feminine divine? Housed in an old masonic temple famed for its Renaissance Revival style, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is the world’s only museum solely dedicated to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing and literary arts. Head through the Great Hall with its grand white marble staircases and chandeliers to view works by Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, abstractionist Alma Thomas, French figure painter Suzanne Valadon and Baltimore-based painter Amy Sherald, whose strong portrayals of African American women led to her painting the first individual portrait of Michelle Obama.
Hillwood Estate – Instead of bringing mom flowers, take her to one of the best spots in Washington DC to view flowers. Hillwood Estate is about 20 minutes away from your 1331 Maryland apartment, but feels a million miles away. Overlooking Rock Creek Park, the sprawling Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens offers a pastoral retreat from the city. Built in the 1950s by businesswoman and socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post, owner of General Foods, the property features 13 acres of stunning formal gardens and a museum. The museum is home is one the largest collections of 18th century French porcelain, as well as the largest collection of Russian imperial items. Stroll through Japanese- and European-style gardens, cutting flower gardens and wooded footpaths, then have lunch at the Merriweather Café after you admire the colorfully trimmed wooden Russian cottage and an orchid-laden greenhouse.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
4155 Linnean Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008