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A Message from President Karen Lawrence

President Karen LawrenceRealizing a Dream Deferred

For more than 20 years, the issue of providing housing for The Huntington’s research fellows has been an ongoing topic of conversation: While we have been able to offer scholars prestigious long- and short-term fellowships, we have not been able to offer them places to stay. And that, it turns out, has kept some of them from accepting fellowships.

As rental costs continue to soar in the Los Angeles area, prospective fellows—especially junior faculty and those with fewer resources—often find themselves carefully considering the high costs of renting a place here, while simultaneously paying rent or a mortgage at home, before saying yes.

Enter philanthropist and longtime Huntington supporter Charlie Munger, who last fall provided a gift of $40 million to fund the building of the Scholars Grove, a residential community with nearly three dozen residences along the northern border of the Huntington property. The transformative gift will, in two years, provide temporary housing for visiting fellows at affordable rental rates. more


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Huntington’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan is fully focused on the intent of the founders and our commitment to preserve, build, and share our treasured collections for the benefit of a global community. Together, we will nurture a culture of belonging and excellence that is fundamental to this place we hold so dear.

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Community Partnerships

More than 6,000 people engage with The Huntington’s collections each year through active community partnerships with organizations in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. At The Huntington, we see community engagement as a critical way to build a more inclusive cultural institution.

The Huntington: Make it Yours

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens shares its world-renowned collections to support scholarship, foster learning, inspire creativity, and offer transformative experiences for diverse audiences.

What We’re Working On

Desert Garden Improvement Project

President Karen LawrenceThe Desert Garden Improvement Project will open new areas of the upper Desert Garden, showcasing more of this world-renowned collection with the construction of new pathways, a renovated Desert Conservatory with all-new infrastructure, and greatly improved horticultural conditions to create new opportunities for learning and enjoyment. More