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.
Book Group Series: Notable Novels of World War I
Aug. 20 - Nov. 19, 2014
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–noon
Explore themes from the First World War in a book discussion four-part series led by facilitator Judith Palarz. The reading list includes All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, and Regeneration by Pat Barker. (Receive a 10 percent discount on series titles in The Huntington gift shop by showing your registration confirmation.) $95. Register online or call 800-838-3006.
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.
Music in the Chinese Garden
Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2014
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. General admission. (Cancelled in the event of rain.)
Painting with Nan Rae
Sept. 17, 2014
Wednesday, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Artist Nan Rae continues her popular watercolor classes inspired by the art of Chinese brush painting.
To register, call 818-842-6489.
(Also offered October 15.)