Projects in Progress
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art - Expansion Project
Galleries Temporarily Closed
The 8,600-square-foot expansion of the Scott Galleries that currently is in progress will add eight new rooms for the display of American art while reconfiguring several existing rooms to improve flow. The project is designed by the architectural firm of Frederick Fisher and Partners, which also designed the 2005 expansion with its modern, glass-fronted loggia on the north side of the building. The expanded gallery space will feature a stately south-facing glass entrance and lobby accessible via the Shakespeare Garden. The expansion is scheduled to open in October 2016 with the Scott due to reopen in the summer of 2016.
Chinese Garden Phase II
If you thought it was beautiful already, just wait until you see what the future holds for Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. Construction of the second phase of The Huntington’s Chinese Garden is under way. A group of 23 artisans from Suzhou, China worked with Valley Crest Landscape Companies on three new features on the west and north sides of the lake which are now open. (The south and east sides were completed in the garden’s first phase, which opened to visitors in 2008.) The new elements include a rock grotto, eloquently named Lingering Clouds Peak, and two tile-roofed buildings: the boat-shaped Waveless Boat Pavilion and the Clear and Transcendent Pavilion, the latter of which will serve as a performance space. Visit Chinese Garden Phase II for more info.