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Please join us for an in-person members-only preview at Highfield for the 2022 Spring Art Exhibitions. Wander through the house and discover the remarkable talent of each collector and artist. This is an exclusive event for Highfield members only!

Highfield opens the exciting new Spring 2022 season with an expertly curated one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the time-honored tradition of collecting. 

What one collects, why, and how one collects, will be explored throughout 2022 in the curated series of four installations titled, Collectors Collecting Collections. Whether an artistic, scientific, eccentric, or sentimental pursuit, collecting has been a passion for centuries, and understanding why people collect has been a topic of interest for many of those years.

The exhibition series was inspired by information gleaned from the Beebe Family Archive stored by the Falmouth Historical Society and Museums on the Green, where personal and business correspondence, inventories, and auction catalogs reveal what interested the sons and daughters of James Madison Beebe. Those documents confirmed a fervent interest in flowers, plants and bulbs, fine art, travel souvenirs, freshly grown food, and subscriptions to music and ballet performances, and more which coincidentally, are fundamental to the programming mission of Highfield Hall & Gardens today.

As objects and materials fade from memory, new trends in collecting emerge. Collection categories evolve too as manufacturing and technology effect consumer habits. Today collectors have more resources to fuel their passion, with a simple tap of a key the world is within reach, offering people of all ages and all backgrounds to participate in an adventure of collecting.

Thematically organized, the collection series rotates on April 18, 2022 to Part 2 featuring collections reflecting fashion and decorative arts collections for spring.

Lenders and individuals contributing to the series include The Falmouth Public Library, Museums on the Green, numerous private collectors, and artists from New England and New York.

Not yet a member? Join online or give us a call at (508) 495-1878 ext. 310. Highfield Hall & Garden members not only enjoy discounts on programs, classes, and special events, but help support the preservation of Highfield Hall & Gardens for future generations!


Please make note if you cannot make it to this event, the exhibits will be opened to the public on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Your safety is our concern, and we ask for your cooperation as we navigate through this event carefully. 

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