Chinese Garden News - Oregon Couple Makes Gift of $2 Million

March 29, 2013

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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. Judy Yin Shih 石茵 and Joel Axelrod of Ashland, Ore., (right) have made a gift of $2 million to fund construction of the Clear and Transcendent Pavilion 清越, a traditional Chinese structure that will  be one of the focal points of the garden’s cultural life. Situated at the edge of the lake on the garden’s undeveloped north side, the new 1,129-sq. ft. pavilion will serve as an open-air performance space for presentations of Chinese music, opera, and dance. Read more 

About The Huntington

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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