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Exhibitions

News Release - Major American Art Reinstallation, “Borderlands,” Set to Open Nov. 20

Nov. 10, 2021
Exhibition explores a more expansive and contextualized view of American art history; features new works and new acquisitions by Enrique Martínez Celaya, Thomas Cole, Mercedes Dorame, Sandy Rodriguez, and Cara Romero, among others.
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News Release - The Huntington and Ghetto Film School Present 15 New Student Works in Inaugural Installation

Nov. 10, 2021
In an ongoing partnership with Ghetto Film School, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is serving as a training ground for student filmmakers exploring careers in the film industry.
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News Release - At The Huntington, 2021 Served as a Banner Year for American Art Acquisitions

Nov. 4, 2021
The 50-plus works span more than 100 years and are by a diverse group of artists from North America, including Mary Lee Bendolph, Lola Álvarez Bravo and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Thomas Cole, Mercedes Dorame, Lockwood de Forest, Herter Brothers, Charles Bird King, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Cara Romero, and Kehinde Wiley.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires the Greene & Greene Archives in a Gift from the Gamble House Conservancy

Oct. 28, 2021
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has acquired the archives of legendary Arts and Crafts architects Greene & Greene. The trove of approximately 6,000 items includes design drawings and photographs, business correspondence, family papers, notebooks, scrapbooks, artifacts, and reference books
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News Release - Huntington Conference to Celebrate the Centennial of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

Oct. 26, 2021
To mark the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will present an academic conference, “Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses”
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News Release - Exhibition to Explore the Construction of Fictional Worlds through Maps and Novels

Oct. 26, 2021
On the occasion of the centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses, “Mapping Fiction” includes works by Octavia E. Butler, William Faulkner, Jack and Charmian London, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Mark Twain, among others.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires Archive of Acclaimed Novelist and Travel Writer Pico Iyer

Oct. 20, 2021
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the archive of acclaimed novelist and travel writer Pico Iyer, author of such bestsellers as The Art of Stillness and The Open Road.
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News Release - The Ahmanson Foundation and The Huntington Form Major Art Acquisitions Partnership

Oct. 18, 2021
In an agreement destined to have transformative results, The Ahmanson Foundation and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens have formed a major art acquisitions partnership that provides significant funding to The Huntington to purchase masterpieces of European or American art to add to its collection.
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires a Comprehensive Collection on the History of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery

Oct. 12, 2021
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired one of the world’s most significant libraries focused on the history of cardiology and cardiovascular science.
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News Release - Kehinde Wiley's "Portrait of a Young Gentleman" Revealed Today

Oct. 2, 2021
Visitors get a first look at Kehinde Wiley's A Portrait of a Young Gentleman today as it makes its world debut at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. The institution's newly commissioned work reconceives its famous painting The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough in a contemporary...
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News Release - Key Painting from the Age of Enlightenment Will Be Presented at The Huntington

Sept. 22, 2021
Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768) will be installed in the context of two strengths of The Huntington’s collections: British art and the history of science “Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby”
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News Release - The Huntington Commissions Kehinde Wiley to Paint a New Work Inspired by "The Blue Boy"

Sept. 9, 2021
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has commissioned the renowned artist Kehinde Wiley to create a new work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (ca. 1770).