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Exhibitions

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
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News Release - The Huntington Acquires the Papers of Award-Winning Poet Will Alexander

Thu., Feb. 24, 2022
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the papers of Will Alexander (b. 1948), a multimedia artist and award-winning writer.
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News Release - The Huntington Will Present “On Gold Mountain” Opera in the Chinese Garden

Thu., Feb. 10, 2022
Produced in partnership with LA Opera, the production is based on Lisa See’s book about her Chinese American family and was composed by Nathan Wang, 2022–23 Cheng Family Foundation Visiting Artist
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News Release - Huntington to Present “100 Great British Drawings” Exhibition in 2022

Mon., Dec. 13, 2021
Rarely seen highlights from The Huntington’s premier collection of British drawings and watercolors spotlight top artists working in the medium from the 17th to the mid-20th century Richly illustrated catalog complements the exhibition
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News Release - The Huntington and Ghetto Film School Present 15 New Student Works in Inaugural Installation

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

Wed., 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 - At The Huntington, 2021 Served as a Banner Year for American Art Acquisitions

Thu., 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

Thu., 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 - Exhibition to Explore the Construction of Fictional Worlds through Maps and Novels

Tue., 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 - Huntington Conference to Celebrate the Centennial of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”

Tue., 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 - The Huntington Acquires Archive of Acclaimed Novelist and Travel Writer Pico Iyer

Wed., 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.