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2023 Art Acquisitions Make Connections Across Time, Space, and The Huntington’s Collections

Thu., Sept. 28, 2023
Spanning more than 450 years, the works come from a diverse group of artists from across the globe, including Edward Mitchell Bannister, Agostino Brunias, Dominique Fung, David Hockney, Letitia Huckaby, Mineo Mizuno, Kenjiro Nomura, Sandy Rodriguez, Betye Saar, Lilly Martin Spencer, Nari Ward, and Qiu Ying.

The Huntington Acquires Rare Scroll Painted by Ming Dynasty Master Qiu Ying

Tue., Sept. 19, 2023
The Huntington has announced the acquisition of Zhou Dunyi Admiring Lotuses, a rare hanging scroll painted by Qiu Ying (ca. 1495–ca. 1552), one of the most celebrated Chinese artists of the 16th century.

The 320-Year-Old Japanese Heritage Shōya House to Open Oct. 21

Tue., Sept. 12, 2023
Sustainable living across three centuries will be showcased in the historic residence and compound, which was moved to California from Marugame, Japan.

The Huntington Store Offers Delightful Gifts for the 2023 Holiday Season

Tue., Sept. 5, 2023
Items range from handmade jewelry to frameable art and home goods, all in tune with The Huntington’s remarkable library, art, and botanical collections.

“Drifting Toward Twilight” Debuts Nov. 11

Tue., Aug. 29, 2023
Renowned American artist Betye Saar’s large-scale work “Drifting Toward Twilight” will go on view Nov. 11, 2023, in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.

Huntington Trustees Elect Two New Members

Thu., Aug. 3, 2023
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens’ seven-member Board of Trustees has elected Scott Jordan and Allen E. Shay as new members. The Board of Trustees is responsible for The Huntington’s financial sustainability and overarching direction, assisted by a 65-member Board of Governors.

“Art for the People: WPA-Era Paintings from the Dijkstra Collection” Coming to The Huntington

Thu., July 6, 2023
An exhibition of 19 works will be on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art from Dec. 2, 2023, through March 4, 2024. “Art for the People” explores paintings created in the United States between the 1929 stock market crash and World War II.

The Huntington Acquires Six Works, Expands the Range of the American Art Collection

Tue., June 27, 2023
Spanning nearly 300 years, the acquisitions include works by Edward Mitchell Bannister, Agostino Brunias, Letitia Huckaby, Lilly Martin Spencer, Tiffany and Co., and Tyrus Wong.

New Exhibition Will Explore Art Education in Early Modern China

Tue., May 23, 2023
Oct. 7, 2023–May 27, 2024 | A new exhibition will provide visitors with the opportunity to gain insight into early art education in China through painting manuals originally published in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Artist R.B. Kitaj’s Screen Prints Depicting Book Covers to Go on Display Aug. 5

Tue., May 16, 2023
“In Our Time: Prints by R.B. Kitaj” will showcase 44 prints over two rotations, exploring the intersection between literary and visual arts.

The Huntington Commissions Artist Betye Saar to Create Site-Specific, Immersive Installation

Wed., April 26, 2023
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has commissioned artist Betye Saar to create a large-scale, immersive installation for the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.

Countdown Begins for the Reopening of The Huntington’s Historic Tea Room

Thu., April 20, 2023
The original 1911 building has been restored and a new outdoor pavilion opens onto the Shakespeare Garden. Press Preview on April 24. Dining reservations can be made beginning May 10.