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Library

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

Gardens

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

Hilary Mantel by Clare Park©

“Some of these things are true and some of them lies. But they are all good stories.”

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of critically acclaimed author Hilary Mantel. In 2017, we had the honor of hosting a lecture by Mantel at The Huntington, in which she describes her ten-year effort to tell Thomas Cromwell's story. In 2021, The Huntington hosted the first international conference dedicated to the life and work of Mantel, whose literary archive resides at The Huntington.

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.

two paintings Jacobean Portrait and Rare Early 19th-Century “Portrait of a Young Black Man

British Collection Acquisitions

The Huntington has acquired a group of art works to add to its well-regarded British collections, including a large-scale, meticulously painted Jacobean portrait of a noblewoman, probably by Robert Peake the Elder (ca. 1551–1619), and a rare British painting of a Black man made around 1800.

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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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