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Kehinde Wiley
Sep. 9, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has commissioned the renowned artist Kehinde Wiley to create a new work inspired by Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy (ca. 1770).
Yinshi Lerman-Tan
Sep. 2, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Yinshi Lerman-Tan as the new Bradford and Christine Mishler Associate Curator of American Art.
YOU ARE HERE by Sandy Rodriguez
Aug. 17, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens this fall will present a new permanent collections installation that explores a more expansive and contextualized view of American art history.
Linde B. Lehtinen. Photo credit: Don Ross
Aug. 3, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Linde B. Lehtinen as curator of photography.
The Blue Boy
Jun. 29, 2021 | News
One hundred years after Henry E. Huntington purchased Thomas Gainsborough's masterpiece, The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) from the Duke of Westminster, and it set sail from England for its new home in the United States, the iconic portrait will go back on view at the National Gallery in London from Jan. 25–...
New Board of Trustees
Jun. 23, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announces the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Christine Bender, J. Mario Molina, and Mei-Lee Ney.
Loren Rothschild
Jun. 9, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens today announced a pair of developments regarding its Board of Trustees: Loren Rothschild, serving as a member since 2009 and as chair since 2017, will retire to become Trustee Emeritus
New members of board of governors
May. 27, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced that eight new members will join its Board of Governors, effective July 1, 2021.
Unknown photographer, Two Chinese men in Western suits, Old Chinatown, Los Angeles, ca. 1900.
May. 13, 2021 | News
Author Lisa See has given a trove of more than 100 rare glass plate negatives and photographs, some dating back to the late 19th century, to The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Huntington announced today.
Detail of photograph of Mabel Hong (second from right, standing) at Chinese American Citizens Alliance picnic, 1950s. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Apr. 29, 2021 | News
The history of Los Angeles' Chinatown, the first community in North America to be planned and owned by people of Chinese descent, will be explored and celebrated beginning May 1, 2021, in a new online exhibition
Alyssa Collins. Photo by Shane Lin.
Apr. 19, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has awarded Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English Language and Literature and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina, a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship for the study of the...
Marconi transmitter
Apr. 6, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired an archive of papers and correspondence to, from, and about inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937)—a towering figure in the history of long-distance wireless telegraphy and radio...
Nicole Cavender. Photo courtesy of Morton Arboretum.
Mar. 30, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Nicole Cavender as the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. Cavender, currently serving as vice president of science and conservation at the 1,700-acre Morton Arboretum in Chicago, will join...
Portrait gallery in the Huntington Art Gallery
Mar. 18, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it will begin to reopen its art galleries on April 17
Thomas Polansky, Vice President for Operations and Facilities
Mar. 2, 2021 | News
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today the appointment of Thomas Polansky to the position of Vice President for Operations and Facilities.
Left: “…get hold of Edison & keep him,” urged a promoter of Thomas Edison’s quadruplex telegraph to Thomas Eckert, president of the Atlantic and Pacific Telegraph Co., in 1876. Thomas T. Eckert Papers. Right: Thomas T. Eckert, circa 1862. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Jan. 26, 2021 | News
In a move that deepens its collections in the history of science and technology as well as its American Civil War holdings, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has acquired the personal papers of Thomas T. Eckert (1825–1910), head of the United States Military Telegraph (USMT...
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.
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.

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