Tue., Oct. 17, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
Hilton Als joined Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence in a conversation about his career as a critic and curator, the relationship between visual and textual forms, and the endless inspiration found in The Huntington’s collections.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2023
Sustainable living across three centuries will be showcased in the historic residence and compound, which was moved to California from Marugame, Japan.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2023
In celebration of the exhibition “Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts,” join Beauty and the Beast screenwriter Linda Woolverton for an in-depth conversation with Wolf Burchard, Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art i
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.
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.
Tue., Oct. 3, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
In 1905, Henry E. Huntington asked his superintendent of grounds, William Hertrich, if it was possible to grow an avocado orchard. Hertrich replied that he would be willing to make the experiment. More than a century later, the avocado experiment continues, linking communities and expanding our understanding of plant science.
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.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2023 | Cheryl Cheng
Vincent Lugo, whose family papers are at The Huntington, helped build the beloved La Laguna de San Gabriel playground, also known as “Monster Park.” The so-called monsters are play sculptures of an octopus called Ozzie, a whale known as Minnie, and a starfish named Stella, among other smiling sea creatures.
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.
Art exhibitions in the late 18th and early 19th centuries created rich immersive environments of fine art working in tandem with other media, which today can seem like a bewildering jumble. The Huntington’s “Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines” conference will begin to make sense of this apparent chaos.