Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of Invention
Jan. 24 - May 4, 2015
Samuel F. B. Morse, of Morse code fame, may be better known as an inventor, but he began his career as a painter. This exhibition focuses exclusively on his masterwork, Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833), featuring great paintings from the Louvre’s collection. The six-by-nine- foot canvas depicts masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Van Dyck, among others, in a configuration deliberately fabricated by Morse.
Between Modernism and Tradition: British Works on Paper, 1914-1948
March 28 - Sept. 21, 2015
Early 20th-century modernism in Britain drew its inspiration from avant-garde art movements in France, Germany, and Italy, the best known of which was Vorticism, a dynamic style of jarring colors and bold lines that embraced modernity and the machine age. This exhibition of about two dozen drawings, watercolors, and prints, drawn from The Huntington’s collections, explores the great range of artistic styles employed by British artists through a period of dramatic social upheaval and change.
Glory After the Fall: Images of Ruins in 18th- and 19th-Century British Art
April 18 - Aug. 10, 2015
Possessing a mysterious beauty and a capacity to evoke complex emotions, ruins have fascinated viewers for centuries. They serve as reminders of triumph and achievement while functioning as potent symbols of loss and destruction. With Rome as its primary focus, this exhibition features the prints, drawings, and watercolors of 18th and 19th-century British artists from The Huntington’s art collections.
41st Annual Spring Plant Sale
April 24 - April 26, 2015
Members' Hours: April 24, 25 & 26 (Friday–Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Public Hours: April 26 (Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Looking for water-wise options for your garden? You'll find them here at the annual spring sale. A wide selection of Southwest and California native plants will help you bring abundant color and varied form into your garden without using a lot of water. You'll also find a great assortment of vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, herbs, cacti, succulents, roses, flowering shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and much more. General admission. Brody Botanical Center