of the Garden Court through the Central Garden of the new Education and
Visitor Center scheduled to open in early 2015 at The Huntington
Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Architectural Resources
Group and Office of Cheryl Barton, ©Art Zendarski.
May 30, 2013
MARINO, Calif.—The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical
Gardens has received a gift of $32 million from longtime Huntington
supporter Charles T. Munger for its new Education and Visitor Center.
The Munger gift is the lead gift toward the $60 million project.
Construction is now under way and is expected to be completed in early
2015. The center will feature 6.5 acres of new gardens and about 43,000
square feet of educational facilities and visitor amenities.
are enormously grateful for Charlie’s vision and support of this
project,” said Steven Koblik, president of The Huntington. “Charlie,
together with his late wife, Nancy, have helped move The Huntington to a
much stronger position with respect to how we engage with our various
audiences. We are forever grateful for their support.”
the Mungers provided the funding for the Munger Research Center, which
opened in 2004. The 90,000 square-foot building provides storage for the
Huntington’s library collections; space for scholars to conduct their
research; conservation and imaging facilities, and exhibition
preparation space; as well as administrative offices.
new Education and Visitor Center with its complex of buildings and
gardens will provide much improved amenities for the more than 550,000
visitors who come to The Huntington each year; for the 1,500 scholars
who conduct research there; and for the thousands of Southern California
school children and their teachers who visit on field trips to learn
about art, history, literature, and botanical science. The new center
will include a 400-seat lecture hall and four classrooms as well as
meeting rooms and an expanded café and gift shop.
project also includes the addition of more than 40,000 square feet of
underground storage space for The Huntington’s growing collections of
rare historical research holdings and other materials.
CONTACTS: Susan Turner-Lowe, 626-405-2147, firstname.lastname@example.org
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About The Huntington
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a
collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars
and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be
found online at huntington.org.
Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles
from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and
Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day
through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major
holidays. Admission on weekdays: $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12
students (ages 12–18 or with full-time student I.D.), $8 youth (ages
5–11), free for children under 5. Group rate, $11 per person for groups
of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission on weekends: $23
adults, $18 seniors, $13 students, $8 youth, free for children under 5.
Group rate, $14 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are
admitted free. Admission is free to all visitors on the first Thursday
of each month with advance tickets. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org.