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April 24, 2014

Exhibitions

seduction_140x100Seduction in Stone: Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Madame de Vermenoux

Seduction in Stone: Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Madame de Vermenoux

Dec. 21 - July 14, 2014

Carved by the most famous French portrait sculptor of his day, this magnificent bust celebrates the ravishing beauty of Anne-Germaine Larrivée. Houdon depicts her in an unguarded moment, turning to her right, as if toward someone approaching, an affectionate smile on her lips.

Exhibitions

topography_140x100Topography to Tourism: British Landscape Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Topography to Tourism: British Landscape Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Jan. 18 - May 5, 2014

This exhibition explores the link between topography and tourism in the development of British landscape painting from the late 17th to the early 19th century, featuring 22 works by major figures in British landscape art.

Exhibitions

archimedes_140x100Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

March 15 - June 22, 2014

Archimedes lived in Syracuse, Sicily in the third century B.C. He was a brilliant mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer, and astronomer. In 10th-century Constantinople (present day Istanbul), an anonymous scribe copied Archimedes' treatises in the original Greek onto parchment. In the 13th century, a monk erased the Archimedes text, cut the pages along the center fold, rotated the leaves 90 degrees and folded them in half.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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