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News Release - The 320-Year-Old Japanese Heritage Shōya House Will Open in Fall 2023

Tue., Dec. 6, 2022
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will open a major new feature in its renowned Japanese Garden in the fall of 2023, when the reconstruction of a 320-year-old magistrate’s (shōya) house from Marugame, Japan, will be complete.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires Major Work by Female 18th-Century French Master Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun

Tue., Nov. 1, 2022
Portrait of Joseph Hyacinthe François-de-Paule de Rigaud, comte de Vaudreuil is the second masterpiece purchased through an Ahmanson Foundation gift.

News Release - Susan Juster Named W.M. Keck Director of Research at The Huntington

Mon., Oct. 3, 2022
SAN MARINO, Calif.—Following an international search, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of University of Michigan history professor Susan Juster to the position of W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research.
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News Release - “The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby” Coming to The Huntington

Thu., Sept. 15, 2022
The exhibition of works by the Los Angeles–based artist is the last in a trilogy of shows on contemporary female artists curated by The New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires Large-Scale Jacobean Portrait and Rare Early 19th-Century “Portrait of a Young Black Man,” Among Other Works

Thu., Sept. 15, 2022
The two paintings will go on view in the Huntington Art Gallery starting Feb. 15, 2023.
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The Huntington Store Offers Extraordinary Gifts for the 2022 Holiday Season

Tue., Sept. 13, 2022
From handmade jewelry and a curated book selection to cool apparel, toys, and home decor, these items are in tune with The Huntington’s remarkable library, art, and botanical collections.
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News Release - The Huntington’s Historic Tea Room Slated to Reopen by Spring 2023

Wed., Sept. 7, 2022
The renovation project includes the restoration of the front of the original 1911 building and a new pavilion opening onto the Shakespeare Garden.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires the Archive of Leading Early 20th-Century LA Architects John and Donald Parkinson

Tue., July 12, 2022
The extensive, little-known collection documents the development of LA’s City Hall, Union Station, Memorial Coliseum, and other landmarks.
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News Release - New Exhibition Will Explore the Making of The Huntington’s Chinese Garden

Wed., July 6, 2022
Visitors to The Huntington will have the chance to gain insight into the design and construction of its Chinese Garden in the “Crafting a Garden: Inside the Creation of Liu Fang Yuan”
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News Release - “Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts” Coming to The Huntington

Thu., June 30, 2022
The international traveling exhibition explores 18th-century French decorative arts as inspiration for Disney’s celebrated animated films, including Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.
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News Release - “100 Great British Drawings” Opens June 18

Thu., June 2, 2022
Exploring a range of styles among The Huntington’s premier collection of British drawings and watercolors from the 17th to the mid-20th century, the exhibition highlights rarely seen works from masters of the medium, including William Blake, John Brett, John Constable, Thomas Gainsborough, and J. M. W. Turner.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires Eve Babitz Archive

Thu., March 10, 2022
The collection spans from 1943 to 2011, documenting the professional and personal life of the LA author and cultural figure through manuscripts, original works of art, journals, photographs, and correspondence