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“The Chinese Garden Project is not only a symbol of China, it is beauty and elegance. The Chinese Garden does more than represent Chinese cultures and tradition; it represents a central attraction for Chinese-Americans. –Zehra Sun, Friendship Fund Committee




Jan. 20, 2017 - New Year Brings Major New Funding for Chinese Garden

Ushering in the Year of the Rooster, a group of major gifts to The Huntington’s Chinese Garden bring it closer to full funding for the second and final phase of construction. More


Jan. 20, 2017 - Huang Ruo Named Visiting Artist for 2017

Composer Huang Ruo 黃若 has been named the 2017 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. More


Feb. 20, 2016 - Chinese New Year Festival 2016

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Monkey begins. More


Sept. 29, 2015 - Under the Mid-Autumn Moon

It was an evening of moonlight and magic on Sept. 29 as more than 1,800 guests gathered in Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, for The Huntington’s Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration. More


Aug. 29, 2015 - The Broken Bridge: A Selection of Kun Opera Arias and Traditional Chinese Music

The Chinese Kwun Opera Society and Spring Thunder Chinese Music Association present an afternoon of traditional Chinese opera and chamber music. More


May 1, 2015 - Music of Modern China

The Huntington’s 2015 musician-in-residence, violinist Cho-Liang Lin, delighted music lovers this spring with several special programs and educational outreach activities, including a visit with 150 high school music students for a lively Q&A session. More


February 19, 2015 - Chinese New Year Festival 2015

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Huntington as the Year of the Ram begins. More


February 17, 2015 - Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Named 2015 Artist-in-Residence

The Huntington has named internationally acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin as its artist-in-residence for 2015. The musical residency is presented under the auspices of the Cheng Family Visiting Artist Program, established at The Huntington in 2014. More


January 25, 2015 - Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration 2015

Visitors explored the folk arts of China in a day-long event that celebrated the approach of the lunar New Year. Artists from Guangdong Province, China, demonstrated ancient crafts such as intricate paper cutting, figurine sculpting, jewelry making, and embroidery. More


October 2014 - Mid-Autumn Moon Celebration

In Chinese tradition, a full moon symbolizes reunion and togetherness, and the moon festival held each fall throughout China and beyond marks one of the most important occasions of the year. More


September 14, 2014 - New Curator for the Chinese Garden Named

The Huntington has named Duncan M. Campbell, former professor of Chinese studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, as the new June and Simon K.C. Li Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies and Curator of the Chinese Garden. More


August 2014 - Curator June Li Retires

June Li, a respected historian of Asian art and an eloquent ambassador for Chinese culture, retired at the end of July as curator of The Huntington’s Chinese Garden. More


July 31, 2014 - Huntington Acquires Rare Book of 17th-Century Chinese Woodblock Prints

The Huntington has acquired one of the most historically and artistically important Chinese illustrated books ever published.The book, a set of early color woodblock prints known as The Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Pictures, was published in 1633 by Hu Zhengyan (1584-1674). More


July 2014 - Cultural Diplomacy

In July The Huntington hosted a visit from His Excellency Cai Wu 蔡武, the Minister of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. More


June 2014 - World Premiere Performance

The Huntington presented a series of special concerts featuring Wu Man, the first recipient of the Cheng Family Visiting Artist Series, including a world premiere of her work. More


March 8, 2014 - New in the Chinese Garden: Two new pavilions and a rock grotto open to the public

Visitors who thought the Chinese Garden at The Huntington was beautiful already are in for another visual feast this March: the unveiling of two new pavilions and a rock grotto as part of the Phase II construction of Liu Fang Yuan. More


Feb. 2014 - Major Gifts Support Second Phase of Construction of The Huntington's Chinese Garden

More than $11 million has been raised to date from local and international donors to support the second phase of construction of Liu Fang Yuan, the Chinese Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. More


Jan. 2014 - Chinese Cultural Arts Celebration

Join us Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25–26, for two days of cultural discovery, as artisans and performers from China’s Zhejiang Province presented traditional music, dance, and folk crafts. More


Jan. 2014 - It's All in the Details

In a classical Chinese garden, one of the things that captivates visitors is the exquisite craftsmanship: the beautiful detail of wood carving, stone work, and tile. As construction progresses on the first portion of Phase II of the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, that craftsmanship is very much in evidence. More


Oct. 2013 - Culture and Commerce

The Huntington hosted a ground-breaking conference in October titled Culture and Commerce Across the Pacific: A U.S.-China Dialogue, which brought together a select group of leaders to explore how cultural enterprises can form bridges of understanding and friendship. More


March 29, 2013 - Oregon Couple Makes Gift of $2 Million to the Chinese Garden

A major gift in support of the Chinese Garden at The Huntington is enabling the institution to move forward on the much anticipated second phase of the landmark garden’s development. More


Jan. 27, 2013 - Celebrating the Year of the Snake

The Huntington ushered in the Year of the Snake 2013 with two special events marking the beginning of the lunar new year. More


Dec. 2012 - Phase Two Moves Forward

In December, The Huntington hosted a working visit from two key members of the Chinese design team that is developing plans for Phase II of Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance 流芳園. More


Nov. 2012 - New Flavors, Traditional Elegance

There are some delightful scents wafting through the Garden of Flowing Fragrance these days, and they’re coming from the tea shop. More


Oct. 2012 - Celebrating the Mid-Autumn moon at a Gala hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Southern California

A gala hosted by the Hong Kong Association of Southern California and sponsored by Bloomingdales was held in the Chinese Garden on October 3rd to celebrate the Mid-Autumn moon. More


Sept. 2012 - Family Memories Inspire a Generous Gift

“Among my prized possessions are three passports belonging to my grandmother, Marian Prentice Huntington, who was the youngest of Henry E. Huntington’s four children. The passports document her travels from 1935 to 1962, when she visited many countries around the world, including Japan, India, Thailand, French Indochina, [and] Ceylon.”  More


Feb. 2012 - Diplomatic Visit

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich hosted a luncheon at The Huntington in February for local leaders who were invited to meet Luo Zhijun, Party Secretary for China’s Jiangsu Province. More

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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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