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The Tapestry Above the Grand Staircase

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

By Selena McGonnell Compiling more research on a piece can be both interesting and rewarding. It can provide a chance to clarify a description, and in one special case change the narrative completely. The large tapestry above the grand staircase was previously labeled, “The Rape of the Sabine Women.” However, based on my research, it is … Read More

What’s Blooming

Monday, December 4, 2017

THE FORMAL GARDEN Flowers are one of the most pronounced markers of the progression of time in a garden. Each week, the Head of Horticulture, Jim Salyards scouts the Garden for amazing blooms and features our favorites here. Check back often to see what we have in store for your next visit to Filoli. Week … Read More

Black & White Photography Exhibition: Filoli Unlocked

Thursday, November 2, 2017

January 9 – February 18, 2018 For the first time ever, Filoli is opening its doors in the winter, unlocking the secret beauty of a garden at rest. In celebration, the Filoli Unlocked exhibition will feature photographs of gates, doors, garden objects, and hidden and historic architecture.  Black and white photography offers an unexpected view … Read More

What is Winter Solstice?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

by Julie Bly DeVere   One of our newest events this season has already attracted more than 400 attendees! Winter Solstice will be celebrated next Thursday night, the 21st, from 5 to 9pm. The winter solstice, also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the … Read More

20th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition: A Palette of Flowers

Thursday, November 2, 2017

February 23 – May 20, 2018 Celebrate the abundance of spring flowers on display in Filoli’s magnificent historic gardens. The beautiful and extraordinarily accurate plant portraits by international and local artists will be on display in one of the West Coast’s most prominent botanical art exhibitions. Meet the Artist Hour: Opening Day, Friday, February 23, 4:00-5:00 … Read More