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Aerial view of the renovation project
Jan. 21, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today a plan to renovate and expand its beloved historic Rose Garden Tea Room, restoring the front of the original 1911 building while creating a new outdoor dining experience and improving functionality in its service areas.
(L-R) The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History (Harvard University Press, 2019), winner of the 2021 Shapiro Book Prize. Benjamin Francis-Fallon. Photo: Western Carolina University
Jan. 14, 2021 | News
The winner of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens' inaugural Shapiro Book Prize is The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History (Harvard University Press, 2019) by Benjamin Francis-Fallon, the institution announced today.
Misty Bennett. Photo: Aric Allen.
Jan. 12, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Misty Bennett as chief human resources officer. Bennett, corporate director of talent and culture at Rosewood Hotel Group, begins her new role at The Huntington on Jan. 27, 2021.
Billboard and market installation
Oct. 22, 2020 | Exhibitions
While the Hammer Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens await state and county public health approvals to safely reopen their galleries for Made in L.A. 2020: a version, Angelenos can get a preview of the biennial via two artist projects located around the city.
James Folsom
Sep. 29, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that after 36 years of extraordinary leadership, James P. Folsom, the Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earle Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, will retire at the end of the year.
Mrs. Mary Robinson in the Character of a Nun
Sep. 23, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired a newly discovered painting by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) depicting celebrated 18th-century British actress Mary Robinson, as well as works by British artists Alice Mary Chambers (ca. 1855–1920)...
Blue Boy before and after conservation
Sep. 10, 2020 | News
One of the most famous works at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788), has been reinstalled in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and will be on view for visitors when the Huntington Art Gallery is allowed to reopen.
View from the Stargazing Tower, one of the new pavilions in the expanded Chinese Garden. Photo by Aric Allen. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Sep. 3, 2020 | News
After a nearly five-month postponement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will open the outdoor areas of the highly anticipated expansion of its renowned Chinese Garden on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020.
 Patti Perret, photograph of Octavia E. Butler seated by her bookcase, 1984.  The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. © Patti Perret
Aug. 19, 2020 | News
As part of its Centennial Celebration, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced the creation of a one-year fellowship for the study of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur "genius" Fellowship and the first African...
Installation view of "Red Earth" by Lita Albuquerque. Photo by Karl Puchlik, courtesy of the artist.
Jul. 1, 2020 | Exhibitions
A new site-specific artwork by Lita Albuquerque, "Red Earth," greets visitors at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens as garden areas reopen after a closure of more than three months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rose Garden with tempietto in the background
Jun. 10, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that after more than three months of closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will reopen most of its 130 acres of gardens—with sweeping new safety measures in place—on July 1 to visitors with advance tickets
Portrait of the See Family, including Fong See (second from left) and Letticie “Ticie” Pruett (second from right) and their five children, 1914. Unknown photographer. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
May. 13, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the papers of Gilbert, Florence, and Leslee See Leong, members of two of the earliest and most prominent Chinese American families in Los Angeles
Portrait of Dana Gioia with his cat
Apr. 20, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired the papers of Dana Gioia, an internationally acclaimed poet and writer who served as the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003–09 and as the California Poet Laureate from 2015–19.
The Blue Boy portrait by Thomas Gainsborough
Feb. 27, 2020 | Exhibitions
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that the extensive 18-month-long initiative to analyze, conserve, and restore The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727–1788) is complete, and the iconic painting will go back on view Thursday, March 26 in the...
kids looking at didactic
Feb. 26, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has been awarded a $5 million grant over four years from The Rose Hills Foundation, targeted at one of The Huntington's strategic goals: expanding its educational and public programs and making the institution more accessible to a diverse...
Documents of the Walking Purchase and the Councils of Easton, 75 manuscripts, including two manuscript maps, 1685–1762. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Feb. 6, 2020 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired a recently discovered archive documenting an 18th-century investigation into a land deal—the so-called Walking Purchase—that defrauded the Lenni Lenape (known to Europeans as Delawares) out of more than a...
California juniper bonsai
Jan. 23, 2020 | Exhibitions
Visitors will discover an expansive new way to look at miniature trees in "Lifelines/Timelines: Exploring The Huntington's Collections Through Bonsai," on view March 14 through June 15 at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Artwork by Kahlil Joseph
Jan. 21, 2020 | Exhibitions
The Hammer Museum and The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the 30 artists participating in "Made in L.A. 2020: a version," the fifth iteration of the Hammer's biennial exhibition highlighting the practices of artists working throughout the greater Los Angeles...
Susan R. and L. Dennis Shapiro with some of their presidential letters and related materials.
Dec. 12, 2019 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it is establishing the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington, thanks to a generous gift from L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro.
"Cultivating Curiosity" float in progress. Photo: Phoenix Decorating
Dec. 5, 2019 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that its "Cultivating Curiosity" float in the 2020 Rose Parade® will host eight riders and will be followed by six walkers as it makes the 5.5-mile journey down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year's Day.

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