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Posted on May. 20, 2020 by Catherine Hess
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A beloved painting on the second floor of the Huntington Art Gallery has stolen hearts on a regular basis ...
Posted on May. 6, 2020 by Catherine Hess
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The orange glow of the setting sun washes over the low-lying clouds and almost matches the rosy cheeks of the two young women in the foreground ...
Posted on Feb. 21, 2018 by Catherine Hess
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Here, Edward Burne-Jones painted a cave in the background, creating a sense of protection and quiet piety that contrasts with the decorative brilliance above ...
Posted on Dec. 10, 2015 by Catherine Hess
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“What” you might ask “is the work of contemporary artist Alex Israel doing in the Huntington Art Gallery...
Posted on Oct. 24, 2013 by Catherine Hess
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In 1921, Henry and Arabella Huntington purchased what would become the most famous work of art in their collection: The Blue Boy (1770) by Thomas Gainsborough. Its celebrity...

Posted on Aug. 3, 2012 by Catherine Hess
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I feel as if I met Gore Vidal years before I actually did. In 2006 I saw him dining at Musso and Frank’s on Hollywood Blvd. with several young and attractive men. I was star struck. I walked over and...

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Oct. 13, 2021 by Lucy Arnold
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Hilary Mantel, whose literary archive is held at The Huntington, is one of the most critically acclaimed authors working today ...
Sep. 29, 2021 by Cheryl Cheng
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Calligraphy is one of the oldest and most esteemed art forms in China. Its distinctive quality arises from its duality as both a visual art form and a means of written communication. This becomes apparent...
Sep. 22, 2021 by Clay Stalls
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The Huntington has deep collections on the history of Spanish-speaking North America created from a centurylong record of acquiring materials in this field ...

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