Encounters

Cross-Collection Encounters

Cross-Collection Encounters

Take a virtual tour of works in The Huntington's art, botanical, and library collections.

The following Encounters tours were developed for a range of K-12 students. Some tours may skew for younger audiences, while some may be better suited for older students. All content can be adapted to meet the needs of any grade level.


Animal Encounters

How are animals represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore lions, birds, fish, and unicorns in the art, library, and botanical collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of related objects and discovered animals through storytelling, acting, and drawing.


Culinary Encounters

How is cooking represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore cook books, herbs, and kitchen tools in the art, library, and botanical collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects related to cooking and discovered the culinary arts through dialogue, drawing, and writing.


Fashion Encounters

How is fashion represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore watches, hats, and an evening gown in the art and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of related objects and discovered fashion through dialogue, designing, and sketching.


Huntington Encounters

How can we learn about the history of The Huntington through primary sources? Explore the grounds, the workers, and the architecture in the art, library, and botanical collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of related objects and explored The Huntington through writing, designing, and conversation.


Musical Encounters

How is music represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore sheet music, operas, and a piano in the art, library, and botanical collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and discovered music through dialogue, drawing, and writing.


Portrait Encounters

How are portraits represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore group, school, and photograph portraits in the art and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and discovered portraits through dialogue, drawing, and writing.


Technology Encounters

How is technology represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore lightbulbs, irons, conservation in the art, botanical, and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and explored possible career paths through dialogue, research, and writing.


Theater Encounters

How is the theater represented in The Huntington's collections? Explore a costume, a stage set, and a vignette in the art and library collections. By the end of this tour, students will have looked closely at a range of objects and discovered the art of theater through dialogue, acting, and writing.