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August 29, 2015

Exhibitions

derelict_140x100Between Modernism and Tradition: British Works on Paper, 1914-1948

Between Modernism and Tradition: British Works on Paper, 1914-1948

March 28 - Sept. 28, 2015

Early 20th-century modernism in Britain drew its inspiration from avant-garde art movements in France, Germany, and Italy, the best known of which was Vorticism, a dynamic style of jarring colors and bold lines that embraced modernity and the machine age. This exhibition of about two dozen drawings, watercolors, and prints, drawn from The Huntington’s collections, explores the great range of artistic styles employed by British artists through a period of dramatic social upheaval and change.

Exhibitions

velvet_girlwithrtabbit_140x100.pngVelvet Paintings: 18th-Century Pastels from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Velvet Paintings: 18th-Century Pastels from The Huntington’s Art Collections

May 16 - Sept. 7, 2015

Velvet Paintings: 18th-Century Pastels from The Huntington’s Art Collections

This exhibition features nine 18th-century pastels from The Huntington’s holdings, which have not been on public view for nearly a decade. Still-sparkling works by masters of the medium such as Rosalba Carriera, Francis Cotes, and William Hoare, brilliantly demonstrate why the late 17th-century French art theorist Roger de Piles called pastel “the most commodious type of painting.”

Exhibitions

RareMagna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015

Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015

June 13 - Oct. 12, 2015

Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, this exhibition explores the language and ideology of constitutionalism and the rule of law. While the cornerstone of the exhibition is The Huntington's 13th-century draft of the Magna Carta, the themes move beyond Medieval England to explore the relevance of Magna Carta to later English history, the history of the United States, and the modern world, drawn from the Huntington’s collections.

Exhibitions

cruikshank_unruly-pig_140x100Funny Business: Humor in British Drawings from Hogarth to Rowlandson

Funny Business: Humor in British Drawings from Hogarth to Rowlandson

Aug. 15 - Nov. 30, 2015

This exhibition features 13 humorous 18th-century British works on paper drawn from the holdings of The Huntington’s art collections. Using a variety of different themes and techniques artists such as Thomas Rowlandson and Isaac Cruikshank played an integral role in creating a thriving market for British drawing and defining British humor during this period.

Kids

disney-robinhood_140x100Family Movie Night: Disney's Robin Hood

Family Movie Night: Disney's Robin Hood

Aug. 29, 2015

Saturday, 7–9:30 p.m.

Join us for an outdoor screening of Walt Disney Productions' animated classic Robin Hood, with pre-show activities and picnicking on the lawn. Members: $10. Non-Members: $20. Ages 2 and under free. Purchase tickets online or call 800-838-3006.

Events

kun-opera_140x100Chinese Music Program - The Broken Bridge: A Selection of Kun Opera Arias and Traditional Chinese Music

Chinese Music Program - The Broken Bridge: A Selection of Kun Opera Arias and Traditional Chinese Music

Aug. 29, 2015

Saturday, 2 p.m.

The Chinese Kwun Opera Society and Spring Thunder Chinese Music Association present an afternoon of traditional Chinese opera and chamber music. The program includes the Broken Bridge scene from Lady White Snake (introduced by renowned kun opera singer Hua Wenyi) and arias from The Romance of the Western Chamber, The Peony Pavilion, and other operas. Free. Reserve online or call 800-838-3006. Rothenberg Hall

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