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 Art Experience

Students visit the Huntington’s Art Collections to explore how artwork can teach us about people of the past. This 90-minute, volunteer-facilitated experience makes four stops where students are guided through close looking and collective meaning making. Featured objects change regularly – students might step back into Renaissance Italy, connect with 18th century British aristocracy, or even get a glimpse into daily life in America in 1776! Students leave with an understanding of the relevance of artworks in history and a deeper connection to artwork in their lives today. K-12 appropriate.

 

Accommodates: 100 students maximum (subject to change)
Offered on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 Cross-Collections Experience 

Students will enjoy selections from our expansive art collections, library and gardens to explore how and why people collect. During this 90-minute, volunteer-facilitated experience, students are guided through close looking, critical thinking and collaborative meaning-making. Selections on the tour rotate regularly and are according to volunteer expertise – students might step in to the world of Henry and Arabella Huntington, explore the connection between nature and culture, or consider collecting through the lens of science discovery! Students will connect with the Huntington’s collections and leave with a sense of how collecting remains relevant today. K-12 appropriate.

 

Accommodates: 100 students maximum (subject to change)
Offered on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 American Adventures

Dialogue-based tours focus on helping students develop critical thinking and speaking skills with diverse artworks of various from 1700-1980. Theme-based tours encourage students to look, think and discuss their ideas and perceptions. Volunteers are trained to follow students’ interests.

 

Grade Level: 3–12
Accommodates: 40 students maximum
Offered on: Thursdays and Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 Discovering Art 

This program is for primary grade levels and introduces children to basic concepts in art such as line, shape, color and texture, utilizing original art objects in the gallery.

 

Grades Levels: K – 2
Accommodates: 50 students maximum
Offered on: Fridays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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 European Voyages 

Explore the Huntington’s collection of 18th-century British and French art housed in the Huntington mansion. Tours include stops in period rooms and in-depth looks at paintings, sculptures and/or decorative arts.

 

Grade Levels: 4 – 12
Accommodates: 40 students maximum
Offered on: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m.

 

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About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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