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, Boone Gallery, and Botanical Flora-Legium.

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Temporary

Illustrated book cover with a family in black and white on a mustard-colored background.

In Our Time: Prints by R.B. Kitaj

July 29, 2023–March 4, 2024 | An exhibition of screen prints by artist R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007), the newly acquired works depict hyperrealistic replicas of well-loved book covers exploring the intersection between literary and visual arts.

Art deco painting of a soldier grasping a gun, looking toward the sky.

Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection

Dec. 2, 2023–March 18, 2024 | Drawn from the collection of Sandra and Bram Dijkstra, “Art for the People” explores paintings created in the United States between the 1929 stock market crash and World War II.

An ink brush painting of a blooming plant with long leaves.

Paintings in Print: Studying Art in China

Oct. 7, 2023–May 27, 2024 | This exhibition examines the ways painting manuals published in the 17th and 18th centuries used innovative printing methods to introduce the techniques, history, and appreciation of painting to widening audiences in early modern China.

sculpture of wooden head with hand on side of face

Sargent Claude Johnson

Feb. 17–May 20, 2024 | This exhibition of 43 works is dedicated to the work of Sargent Claude Johnson, the California artist whose uplifting portrayals of people of color made him the West Coast’s key connection to the Harlem Renaissance.

Detail view of an immersive art installation with a wooden canoe and various found objects.

Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight

Nov. 11, 2023–Nov. 30, 2025 | Renowned American artist Betye Saar’s large-scale work “Drifting Toward Twilight”—recently commissioned by The Huntington—is a site-specific installation that features a 17-foot-long vintage wooden canoe and found objects, including birdcages, antlers, and natural materials harvested by Saar from The Huntington’s grounds.

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 6-by-4-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 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 activate the Huntington Art Gallery and its outdoor loggia to invite new ways of looking at the art collections and surrounding gardens.

Upcoming

Aquatint depicting smoke rising from chimneys, in the foreground a person rides a horse, followed by a dog.

Storm Cloud: Picturing the Origins of Our Climate Crisis

Sept. 14, 2024–Jan. 6, 2025 | Storm Cloud analyzes the impact of industrialization and a globalized economy on everyday life from 1780–1930, as charted by scientists, artists, and writers, and contextualizes the current climate crisis within this historical framework.

Multicolor woodblock print on paper, of a flowering plant within a circle

奪天工 Growing and Knowing in the Gardens of China

Sept. 14, 2024–Jan. 6, 2025 | This exhibition displays 30 artworks and a performance piece highlighting how Chinese gardens have served as transformative spaces for growing and contemplating plants, encouraging visitors to view their gardens as sources of delight, nourishment, and inspiration.

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.