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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 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...
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.
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...
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.
The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Jan. 25–May 11, 2020
Dec. 3, 2019 | News
The Huntington announces its 2020 lineup of exhibitions, installations, openings, talks, performances and special events.
Janet Alberti. Photo: Katherine Du Tiel
Nov. 22, 2019 | News
Following an extensive nationwide search, Janet Alberti, currently the deputy director of finance and administration at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), has been named the Anne and Jim Rothenberg Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Huntington.
Portrait of Zachariah Taylor Shugart
Nov. 13, 2019 | News
SAN MARINO, Calif.—The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired two collections related to abolition and slavery in 19th-century America, including an exceptionally rare account book from the Underground Railroad.
Dennis Carr
Oct. 22, 2019 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that Dennis Carr has been named Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator of American Art.
Huntington logo with new name
Sep. 5, 2019 | News
SAN MARINO, Calif.— The institution formerly known as The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has changed its name to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Hammer Museum logo and Huntington Centennial logo
Sep. 5, 2019 | News
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Hammer Museum today announced a new partnership with The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens for Made in L.A. 2020, the upcoming edition of the Hammer's acclaimed biennial. The announcement was made by Hammer Director Ann Philbin alongside Karen R.
Huntington Centennial logo
Sep. 5, 2019 | News
SAN MARINO, Calif. — The Huntington's Centennial Celebration kicks off Sept. 5, 2019, setting in motion a yearlong series of exhibitions, public programs, artist interventions, and more—inviting people with a range of interests to engage with the venerable institution's collections and the...
Huntington 2020 rose parade float design
Aug. 15, 2019 | News
SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens revealed today the float design and theme for its entry in the 2020 Rose Parade®.
Artist rendition of Stargazing Tower in Chinese Garden
Aug. 13, 2019 | News
SAN MARINO, Calif.— Nearly a year after breaking ground on the final phase of its renowned Chinese Garden, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced today that the project is on track for completion in May 2020.
Aug. 12, 2019 | News
  Event Schedule 9:30 a.m. Check-in 10:30 a.m.–noon Centennial Launch Program Noon–1 p.m. Reception with champagne and light bites

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