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topography_140x100Topography to Tourism: British Landscape Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art CollectionsJan. 18-May 5, 2014

Topography to Tourism: British Landscape Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Jan. 18-May 5, 2014

Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room

This exhibition explores the link between topography and tourism in the development of British landscape painting from the late 17th to the early 19th century, featuring 22 works by major figures in British landscape art.

archimedes_140x100Lost and Found: The Secrets of ArchimedesMarch 15-June 22, 2014

Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

March 15-June 22, 2014

MaryLou and George Boone Gallery

Archimedes lived in Syracuse, Sicily in the third century B.C. He was a brilliant mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer, and astronomer. In 10th-century Constantinople (present day Istanbul), an anonymous scribe copied Archimedes' treatises in the original Greek onto parchment. In the 13th century, a monk erased the Archimedes text, cut the pages along the center fold, rotated the leaves 90 degrees and folded them in half.

seduction_140x100Seduction in Stone: Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Madame de VermenouxDec. 21, 2013-July 14, 2014

Seduction in Stone: Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Madame de Vermenoux

Dec. 21, 2013-July 14, 2014

Huntington Art Gallery

Carved by the most famous French portrait sculptor of his day, this magnificent bust celebrates the ravishing beauty of Anne-Germaine Larrivée. Houdon depicts her in an unguarded moment, turning to her right, as if toward someone approaching, an affectionate smile on her lips.

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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