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libertybond_140x100Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World WarAug. 2-Nov. 3, 2014

Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

Aug. 2-Nov. 3, 2014

Library, West Hall

In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition in the Library’s West Hall illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States.

Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art CollectionsWrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art CollectionsAug. 30-Dec. 15, 2014

Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Aug. 30-Dec. 15, 2014

Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room

This focused exhibition explores the darker side of the imagination through a variety of works on paper depicting death, witchcraft, and the demonic in European art. In this group of 15 works spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries, artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Lievens, Francisco de Goya, and William Holman Hunt tap into human fascination with the macabre in works of art that demonstrate our attempt to wrestle with the unknown.

homer_indianscanoes_140x100.pngHighlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art CollectionsJuly 19, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections

July 19, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015

Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing

Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.

Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), The Three Witches or The Weird Sisters, ca. 1782. Oil on canvas, 24 ¾ x 30 ¼ in. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Henry Fuseli’s The Three WitchesOct. 11, 2014-March 30, 2015

Henry Fuseli’s The Three Witches

Oct. 11, 2014-March 30, 2015

Huntington Art Gallery, Second Floor

The Huntington’s newly acquired painting, The Three Witches or The Weird Sisters by Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli (1741–1825), appears to be a finished, full-size study for one of the artist’s best-known compositions. The Huntington’s version of the work was in private hands since its creation around 1782, and this installation marks the first time it has been on public display. The painting depicts the pivotal moment in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth (act 1, scene 3) when the protagonist encounters a demonic trio of witches who foretell his fate.

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