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Trading Enslaved People in the Spanish and British Atlantic Empires

Tue., May 30, 2023 | Gregory E. O'Malley and Emily Berquist Soule
On June 2–3, leading and emerging historians of the Atlantic slave trade will gather for a conference at The Huntington titled “Slave Trading in the Spanish and British Atlantic Worlds” in order to present research on the trafficking of African people in these two imperial spheres.

Introducing the 2023–24 Huntington Fellows

Tue., May 23, 2023 | Susan Juster
Each year, The Huntington hosts roughly 150 long- and short-term research fellows, selected through a competitive, peer-review process that provides nearly $2 million in awards.

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.

A Local View of Old Chinatown

Tue., May 23, 2023
Author Lisa See has donated over 300 valuable glass plate negatives and photographs to The Huntington, depicting the vibrant daily life of Los Angeles' Old Chinatown dating back to the late 19th century, and discusses the collection with curator Li Wei Yang.

Nekketsu Takei’s Japanese Maps of Hawaiʻi

Tue., May 16, 2023 | Li Wei Yang
In 1906, Nekketsu Takei produced at least two maps of Hawaiʻi to attract Japanese immigrants as well as to help newcomers familiarize themselves with the islands.

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.

Five Must-See Trees at The Huntington

Tue., May 9, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
The Huntington’s plant collections include roughly 800 tree species that range from iconic California natives to representatives of habitats from around the world. Here are five must-see trees to appreciate during your next visit to The Huntington.

Asian American Art at The Huntington

Tue., May 2, 2023 | Yinshi Lerman-Tan
As a site for the preservation of the wide-ranging histories, cultures, and perspectives that make up the Asian American experience, The Huntington’s Art Museum has been embarking on the active collection and display of Asian American art.

News Release - 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.

2023 Acquisitions of the Library Collectors’ Council

Tue., April 25, 2023 | Kevin Durkin
Four exceptional collections have joined The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens through the generosity of the Library Collectors’ Council, a group of supporters who help fund the purchase of new items for the institution’s archives.

News Release - 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.

The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Tue., April 18, 2023
Five works by Nigerian-born, Los Angeles–based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby are spotlighted in a series curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and each artist.