Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
June 13-Oct. 12, 2015
Library, West Hall
This exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by exploring the language and ideology of constitutionalism (both written and unwritten) and the rule of law. While the cornerstone of the exhibition is The Huntington's 13th-century draft of the Magna Carta, the themes move beyond Medieval England to explore the relevance of Magna Carta to later English history, the history of the United States, and the modern world, drawn from various areas of the Huntington’s collections.
A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art June 13-Sept. 14, 2015
June 13-Sept. 14, 2015
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
Crowds are the temporary groups that strangers form at baseball games, parades, riots, and on city streets. Fickle and ephemeral, crowds can be joyous, destructive, or somber. As this focused loan exhibition of about 20 works shows, artists have represented groups of people as patterns of dots, murky silhouettes, and teeming, river-like currents of cars and machinery.
Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The New York Botanical Garden Second Triennial ExhibitionJune 13-Aug. 23, 2015
June 13-Aug. 23, 2015
Brody Botanical Center, Flora-Legium, Saturdays and Sundays only
The eccentric beauty of the plant kingdom is celebrated in this traveling exhibition of botanical art, presented by The New York Botanical Garden in conjunction with the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). The juried show, curated by the ASBA, includes 47 contemporary works by artists from Australia, Canada, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. “Weird, Wild & Wonderful” made its debut at The New York Botanical Garden in spring of 2014, and will conclude a four-month run at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum before coming to The Huntington.