When he photographed her for the November 5, 1965 issue of LIFE magazine, Alfred Eisenstaedt cemented Marjorie Merriweather Post’s place among the most notable people of the twentieth century. With his acumen for capturing larger-than-life personalities in natural poses and genuine moments, Eisenstaedt was the perfect photographer for highlighting her distinguishing features. Featuring nearly fifty Eisenstaedt photographs and ephemera from his career in photojournalism, focusing on his timeless images of life in the mid-twentieth-century and the era’s most celebrated figures, this special exhibition explores the relationship between Post and Eisenstaedt that evolved over the course of these sessions, the illuminating photos of Post, and the broader body of Eisenstaedt’s work documenting life in the mid-twentieth century. Included in suggested donation.

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  • Starting Thursday, July 11th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Hillwood Museum

4155 Linnean Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

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