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.
Exhibition Archive >
April 29–Dec. 4, 2023 | The oldest printed book in The Huntington’s collection, the Scripture of the Great Flower Ornament of the Buddha, is on display in “Printed in 1085: The Chinese Buddhist Canon from the Song Dynasty” in the Library West Hall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 2, 2023–March 4, 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.
Sept. 14, 2024–Jan. 6, 2025 | Storm Cloud analyzes the impact of industrialization and a globalized economy on everyday life, as charted by scientists, artists, and writers over the past 150 years, and contextualizes the current climate crisis within this historical framework.
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.