The Huntington Art Collections focus on two distinct areas—European art from the 15th to the early 20th century, and American art from the late 17th to the mid-20th century. The holdings reside in two buildings on the Huntington estate, The Huntington Art Gallery, and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, and continue to grow by gift and purchase.
The Huntington Art Gallery houses one of the most distinguished collections of 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts outside London, including Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Joshua Reynolds’ Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse, and John Constable’s View on the Stour near Dedham. The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection contains Renaissance paintings and sculpture along with a collection of 18th-century French sculpture, tapestries, porcelain, and furniture.
On display in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, The Huntington’s American art collection includes works from the 1690s to the 1950s, including important paintings such as Mary Cassatt’s Breakfast in Bed, Frederic Edwin Church’s Chimborazo, and Edward Hopper’s The Long Leg.
The Dorothy Collins Brown Wing of the Scott Galleries is devoted to the work of early 20th-century Pasadena architects Charles and Henry Greene. Permanent features of the Greene & Greene collection include a recreation of the dining room from the Henry M. Robinson House and the reassembled staircase from the Libby House (demolished in 1968).
The Huntington’s Prints and Drawings collection includes American and European works on paper. Highlights include one of the world’s most extensive collections of William Blake material; a comprehensive collection of British watercolors, old master prints by artists including Rembrandt and Albrecht Dürer; a large collection of works on paper by American artist John Sloan; and photographs including more than 500 by Edward Weston.