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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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Jul. 8, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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With the reopening of the Botanical Gardens following a three-month COVID-19 closure, visitors have been eagerly returning to The Huntington ...
Jul. 1, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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In an effort to increase self-sufficiency and reduce trips to the grocery store during our current pandemic, a growing number of people are adding vegetable and herb gardens to their own yards ...
Jun. 24, 2020 by Lily Allen
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Nine works by the artist Shigemi Uyeda (1902–1980) are among The Huntington's robust collection of American photography ...

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