Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art CollectionsJuly 19, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
July 19, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing
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.
Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and IrelandNov. 8, 2014-March 9, 2015
Nov. 8, 2014-March 9, 2015
MaryLou and George Boone Gallery
This traveling exhibition pairs for the first time 128 works by American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), enlightened observers of Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and ’70s. For Caponigro, Ireland and Britain became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly. Davidson brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his Brooklyn Gang series a sensation among photograph collectors. The exhibition examines the artistic, social, and historical forces informing two master photographers as they bring American eyes to enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes.
Henry Fuseli’s The Three WitchesOct. 11, 2014-March 30, 2015
Oct. 11, 2014-March 30, 2015
Huntington Art Gallery, Second Floor
The Huntington’s newly acquired painting, The Three Witches
or The Weird Sisters
by Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), appears to be a finished, full-size study for one of the artist’s best-known compositions. The Huntington’s version of the work was in private hands since its creation around 1782, and this installation marks the first time it has been on public display. The painting depicts the pivotal moment in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth
(act 1, scene 3) when the protagonist encounters a demonic trio of witches who foretell his fate.