Upcoming Exhibitions

Rare draft of the Magna Carta, Statutes, England, 13th century. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015June 13-Oct. 12, 2015

Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015

June 13-Oct. 12, 2015

Library, West Hall

This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by exploring the language and ideology of constitutionalism (both written and unwritten) and the rule of law. While the cornerstone of the exhibition is The Huntington's 13th-century draft of the Magna Carta, the themes move beyond Medieval England to explore the relevance of Magna Carta to later English history, the history of the United States, and the modern world, drawn from various areas of the Huntington’s collections.

crowds_trafficcontrol140x100A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art June 13-Sept. 14, 2015

A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art 

June 13-Sept. 14, 2015

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art

Crowds are the temporary groups that strangers form at baseball games, parades, riots, and on city streets. Fickle and ephemeral, crowds can be joyous, destructive, or somber. As this focused loan exhibition of about 20 works shows, artists have represented groups of people as patterns of dots, murky silhouettes, and teeming, river-like currents of cars and machinery.

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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