November 22, 2014

Exhibitions

homer_indianscanoes_140x100.pngHighlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections

July 19 - Jan. 5, 2015

Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.

Exhibitions

WrestlingWrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Aug. 30 - Dec. 15, 2014

This focused exhibition explores the darker side of the imagination through a variety of works on paper depicting death, witchcraft, and the demonic in European art. In this group of 15 works spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries, artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Lievens, Francisco de Goya, and William Holman Hunt tap into human fascination with the macabre in works of art that demonstrate our attempt to wrestle with the unknown.

Classes

event-tai-chiTai Chi Series

Tai Chi Series

Oct. 18 - Nov. 29, 2014

Saturdays, 8:45–10:15 a.m.

Learn tai chi and relaxation techniques such as qi gong in this seven-part series with instructor Kathy Chyan, held outdoors in the gardens. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $150.

Register online or call 800-838-3006.

Exhibitions

stonehenge_140x100Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland

Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland

Nov. 8 - March 9, 2015

This traveling exhibition pairs for the first time 128 works by American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), enlightened observers of Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and ’70s. For Caponigro, Ireland and Britain became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly. Davidson brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his Brooklyn Gang series a sensation among photograph collectors. The exhibition examines the artistic, social, and historical forces informing two master photographers as they bring American eyes to enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes.

Kids

event-f14-poma-140 Family Cooking Class: Pomegranate Preserves

Family Cooking Class: Pomegranate Preserves

Nov. 22, 2014

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Chef Ernest Miller leads a fun cooking workshop on how to make homemade preserves and grenadine syrup from pomegranates. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $35. Non- Members: $45. Register online or call 800-838-3006.

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