A group of people pose for a photo in a colorful rose garden at dusk.

Celebrating Pride Month

Honor the experiences and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people, including the celebrated artists and influential authors in The Huntington’s collections. Discover the stories of important artworks on view, learn about research happening in the Library, and explore The Huntington’s archive of stories and programming.

Painting of a bare tree, with many small branches, in a green field and blue sky.

On View: Historic Artworks by LGBTQ+ Artists

David Hockney, Tree on Woldgate, 6 March, 2006, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Gift of Gregory Evans in memory of Dagny Janss Corcoran. © David Hockney. Photo credit: Richard Schmidt.

In 2023, The Huntington acquired David Hockney’s painting Tree on Woldgate, 6 March, along with 17 works on paper that include drawings, prints, and watercolors. Donated by Gregory Evans, who had a close romantic and business relationship with Hockney for many years, the works showcase an intimate side of the artist.

A stylized painting of a passion flower vine in bloom, on a pink and purple background.

On View: Historic Artworks by LGBTQ+ Artists

Agnes Pelton (American, 1886–1961), Passion Flower, ca. 1945, oil on canvas, 24 × 16 in. (61 × 40.6 cm). Purchased with funds from the Virginia Steele Scott American Art Acquisition Fund. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

A founding member of the Transcendental Painting Group, Agnes Pelton became known for her bold, colorful visions of nature, which are infused with spiritualism and esoteric symbolism. Radiating light from within, this flower confronts you directly, as if imbued with some kind of consciousness.

On View: Historic Artworks by LGBTQ+ Artists

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830–1908), Zenobia in Chains, 1859. Marble, height: 82 × 27 × 33 in., mount: 58 1/4 × 64 1/4 in. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Harriet Goodhue Hosmer unapologetically pursued her ambitions as a sculptor in a field considered inappropriate for women and lived openly as a lesbian during a time of constricted female roles.

Stories

Brooke Palmieri, the inaugural writer-in-residence at The Huntington, examines traces of queer history as a way of building a wider understanding about the relationship between what survives from the past and how that information is or is not incorporated into our sense of history.

Ben Robbins, senior postdoctoral researcher in American literature at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, explores the diaries and notebooks that the English novelist Christopher Isherwood kept during the 1930s.

Often featuring her own body in the composition, Laura Aguilar’s photographs explore a variety of themes and subject matter—from lesbian and Chicana identity to interventions with the Western landscape to cultures and subcultures of Los Angeles.

In 1924, Henry E. Huntington bought an extensive portfolio from Frances B. Johnston, understood to be the nation’s first female photojournalist. Johnston photographed famous people, architecture, and gardens.

Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) became a cultural hero in his own right.

Partners both in business and in life, Yoch and Council completed more than 250 landscape commissions—projects that included landmark public gardens and private gardens for Hollywood elites.

Hidden Histories: Discovering Los Angeles’ LGBTQ+ Collections

Huntington ONE Archives

A partnership between ONE Archives at USC and LA as Subject, Hidden Histories’ goal is to create a centralized resource of LGBTQ+ archival material for researchers and community members. 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.

Huntington ONE Archives

Programming

On May 31, 2023, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker joined Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence in a conversation about the shifting landscape of charitable giving, the role of art in the pursuit of social justice, and the importance of hope to civic engagement.  

Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, discusses how Don Bachardy was one of the most insightful draftsmen of his era.

Historic preservation consultants from Chattel Inc. share how the Christopher Isherwood papers at The Huntington were instrumental in the designation of the Santa Monica Canyon home of writer Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) and artist Don Bachardy as a Historic-Cultural Monument in Los Angeles.

Two people in suits embrace in a rose garden.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

A group of six people pose for the camera surrounded by blooming roses.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

A couple in blue and pink beam at the camera.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

Four people pose in colorful outfits.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

Six people pose in elegant outfits, colorful makeup, and soft pink habits.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

A person with rainbow-colored eye makeup poses next to another in dark glasses.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

Three people pose for the camera, one in a fancy, flowing green hat.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

A close up of various mini cupcakes on a tray.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More

People gathered on the rose garden lawn.

An Evening Among the Roses

The annual Evening Among the Roses is a chance to recognize and celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members of the community for their many contributions to The Huntington.

General admission and VIP tickets are sold out for the 2024 event. Sponsor packages are still available. Learn More