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Art

The Huntington Commissions Artist Mineo Mizuno for Monumental Outdoor Sculpture

Wed., Feb. 21, 2024
Mizuno's site-specific sculpture “Homage to Nature” debuts on May 25, 2024.

Statement from President Karen R. Lawrence Regarding the Passing of Charlie Munger

Tue., Nov. 28, 2023
The Huntington is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Charlie Munger, who died today at age 99. Our hearts are with the Munger family at this time.
Art

The Huntington Acquires Historic Portrait by Renowned Spanish Painter Goya

Mon., Nov. 20, 2023
“Portrait of José Antonio Caballero, Second Marqués de Caballero, Secretary of Grace and Justice” (1807) will go on view Nov. 29, 2023, in the Huntington Art Gallery.
Library

Josh Garrett-Davis Appointed as The Huntington’s H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History

Wed., Oct. 4, 2023
The Huntington announced today the appointment of Josh Garrett-Davis as the H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History. Garrett-Davis has served for the past seven years as the Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.

The Huntington to Present Major Exhibition on Sargent Claude Johnson

Tue., Oct. 3, 2023
The Huntington will produce a major exhibition and book on Black artist Sargent Claude Johnson, whose powerful works—masks, portrait busts, and figural sculptures created in the 1920s and 1930s—have become emblems of the Harlem Renaissance. This will be the first exhibition devoted to Johnson in over 25 years.
News

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.
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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.
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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.
Art

“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.
News

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.

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

Tue., July 25, 2023
Sustainable living across three centuries will be showcased in the historic residence and compound, which was moved to California from Marugame, Japan.

“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 18, 2024. “Art for the People” explores paintings created in the United States between the 1929 stock market crash and World War II.