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One of the world's great research libraries with more than 11 million items spanning the 11th to 21st centuries, with works on display in the Library exhibition halls

Art Museum

British, European, American, and Asian art including more than 45,000 world-renowned examples of decorative arts, paintings, prints and drawings, photography, and sculpture


Encompassing approximately 130 acres, the Botanical Gardens contain more than a dozen spectacular themed gardens with some 83,000 living plants including rare and endangered species

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Octavia E. Butler inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

Hear President Karen R. Lawrence speak about Butler's literary collection at The Huntington in this clip from the recorded ceremony. Additional inductees honored this year include Judy Chicago, Rebecca Halstead, Joy Harjo, Emily Howland, Katherine Johnson, Indra Nooyi, and Michelle Obama. View the full program.

Prize-winning historical novelist Hilary Mantel. © Els Zweerink.

Remembering Hilary Mantel

Famed British novelist Hilary Mantel died on Sept. 22. Mary Robertson, The Huntington’s former William A. Moffett Curator of British Historical Manuscripts, remembers Mantel’s extraordinary talent and their special friendship.

The sudden death last Thursday of famed British novelist Hilary Mantel was especially poignant for The Huntington community and for those who knew her as a treasured friend as well as an internationally celebrated author.

President Karen Lawrence

A Refreshed Perspective

By Karen Lawrence, President of The Huntington
We are delighted to launch our updated website, which is now more navigable and searchable; filled with all sorts of delights; and carefully tailored to our various audiences, from visitors to members to scholars, teachers, and schoolchildren. Our website is an extension of our on-site culture, where we aim to welcome and affirm visitors of all ages, abilities, and interests, reaching all points on the globe—anywhere one can find an internet connection.

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Waterwise Gardening: Living the Dry Life

One of the joys of a garden is that it is a living laboratory, full of opportunities for discovery. Most home gardeners have experimented with plants, learning through trial and error which ones will thrive in their local conditions. Botanical gardens, including The Huntington, are no different. They just have the capacity to experiment on a larger scale and often over a longer time frame.


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