Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections
July 19 - Jan. 5, 2015
Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.
Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War
Aug. 2 - Nov. 3, 2014
In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition in the Library’s West Hall illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States.
Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections
Aug. 30 - Dec. 15, 2014
This focused exhibition explores the darker side of the imagination through a variety of works on paper depicting death, witchcraft, and the demonic in European art. In this group of 15 works spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries, artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Lievens, Francisco de Goya, and William Holman Hunt tap into human fascination with the macabre in works of art that demonstrate our attempt to wrestle with the unknown.
Tai Chi Series
Oct. 18 - Nov. 29, 2014
Saturdays, 8:45–10:15 a.m.
Learn tai chi and relaxation techniques such as qi gong in this seven-part series with instructor Kathy Chyan, held outdoors in the gardens. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $150.
Register online or call 800-838-3006.
Botanical Watercolors: Carnivorous Plants
Nov. 1 - Nov. 15, 2014
Saturdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Explore the unusual world of sarracenias, nepenthes, sundews, and other carnivorous plants while
honing your botanical illustration skills in this class taught by botanical artist Lisa
Pompelli. Prior drawing experience recommended. Members: $245. Non-Members: $275. Register online or call 800-838-3006.