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A Message from President Karen Lawrence

President Karen LawrenceSept. 20, 2022 - A Refreshed Perspective

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. In particular, our search engine is much improved, as is the calendar of upcoming events and activities. New offerings are more visible and discoverable, from educational curricula for teachers to highlights of our three collecting areas—the Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. I hope you’ll explore this new version in depth and let us know about your experience.

Like many institutions, in what feels like the beginning of a post-pandemic era, we’re marching boldly into the future. Fall seems an especially appropriate time for such bravado, as the academic year gets underway; new exhibitions go up in the galleries; a new cohort of scholars joins us on fellowship; on-site school field trips rev up; and our lectures, conferences, and public programs unfold ... 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

The 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.

Rose Garden Tea Room Renovation

The Huntington is renovating and expanding its beloved historic Rose Garden Tea Room, restoring the front of the original 1911 building while improving functionality in its service areas and creating a new outdoor dining experience with breathtaking views.

Japanese Heritage House

Exterior of the Magistrate’s House, built in the 1690s. The historic home of the Yokoi family of Marugame, Japan, has been given to The Huntington. Photo by Hiroyuki Nakayama. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington is adding to its renowned Japanese Garden a 320-year-old house from Marugame, Japan. The well-preserved structure is an exquisite example of a working magistrate’s residence that once served as the center of village life and home to generations of the same family.