October 23, 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

libertybond_140x100Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

Aug. 2 - Nov. 3, 2014

In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition in the Library’s West Hall illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States.

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.

Lectures and Conferences

events-wrightson “Dating Statements” and the Rise of Almanac Time in Early Modern England

“Dating Statements” and the Rise of Almanac Time in Early Modern England

Oct. 23, 2014

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Keith Wrightson, professor of history at Yale University, investigates the idioms used in 16th– and 17th–century England to date events and express the passage of time. Free; no reservations required. Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center

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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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