Exhibitions

Temporary and ongoing exhibitions can be seen in the Library Exhibition Hall, Huntington Art Gallery, Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Studio for Lodging the Mind, The Boone Gallery, and Botanical Flora-Legium.
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Temporary

Portrait of Dora Carrington

Method and Material: Tempera Painting in Focus

Feb. 26–March 13, 2023 | This focused exhibition explores tempera's fascinating history through a number of key objects from The Huntington art collections, as well as two important loans from the Resnick collection.

colorful fabric quilt in primary colors

Gee’s Bend: Shared Legacy

Sept. 17, 2022–Sept. 4, 2023 | Through quilts and prints recently acquired by The Huntington, this exhibition celebrates the artistry and cultural significance of work by members of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers’ Collective from Alabama.

Ongoing

Red Earth graphic

Red Earth by Lita Albuquerque

Installed near the southern entrance to the Japanese Garden, Lita Albuquerque's Red Earth features an approximately six-by-four-foot rock slab coated with bright red pigment and surrounded by bamboo.

b/w photo of woman with beaded necklaces

Borderlands

A portion of The Huntington's American art collection is contextualized with contributions from contemporary artists in "Borderlands," a new permanent collections installation that explores a more expansive view of American art history.

Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times

Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times

The Huntington Library's extraordinary holdings of 11 million items reveal an infinite number of stories. The works on display give voice to just some of the collection's depth and breadth in the culture and history of North America, the British Isles, Continental Europe, the Atlantic World, and the Pacific Rim.

replica of the Red Car

Mapel Orientation Gallery

Travel back in time and meet founder Henry E. Huntington, see a Red Car replica, grab a themed tour guide, create your own masterpiece, and even take a selfie with The Blue Boy!

statue on gallery floor with flowers at base

Mineo Mizuno

Three striking new works by California-based artist Mineo Mizuno (b. 1944) activate the Huntington Art Gallery and its outdoor loggia to invite new ways of looking at the art collections and surrounding gardens.

Upcoming

underside view of wood pavilion roof

Crafting a Garden: Inside the Creation of Liu Fang Yuan

Oct. 22, 2022–May 29, 2023 | Crafting a Garden sheds light on the intricacies of the Chinese Garden through models, photographs, tools, and videos that tell the story of its design and construction.

decorative pink and white ceramic vase resembling an ornate castle

Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts

Dec. 10, 2022–March 27, 2023 | The international traveling exhibition "Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts" explores the early inspirations behind Disney Studios' creations, examining Walt Disney's fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in Disney films and theme parks.

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, “The Beautyful Ones” Series #1c, 2014.

The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Five works by Nigerian-born, Los Angeles–based artist Njideka Akunyili are spotlighted in the third and final exhibition in a series curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) and each artist.

Online

Mabel Hong (second from right, standing) at Chinese American Citizens Alliance picnic, 1950s

Stories and Voices from L.A. Chinatown

Explore the history of Los Angeles' Chinatown, the first community in North America to be planned and owned by people of Chinese descent.