See American art from the late 17th to the late 20th century on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, and European art from the 15th to the early 20th century in the Huntington Art Gallery, the original Huntington residence. Find smaller, focused exhibitions in the Works on Paper Room in the Huntington Art Gallery and in the Susan and Stephen Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries. Temporary exhibitions are on view in the The MaryLou and George Boone Gallery.
One of the first American women to achieve international recognition as an artist and the only American to exhibit with French Impressionists, Degas, Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro. On view in the Erburu Gallery.
Harriet Hosmer was one of the most prominent female sculptors of the 19th century. She carved Zenobia in 1859 and exhibited it in 1862 at the Great London Exposition. On view in the Erburu Gallery.
Edward Hopper is recognized as one of the most important American realist painters of the first half of the 20th century. As in The Long Leg with its simplified forms modeled by a strong light, his realism was tempered by a modern sensibility. On view in the Erburu Gallery.
Frederic Church was one of the leading American landscape painters of the 19th century. Chimborazo is one of three monumental canvases that resulted from two trips Church made to Ecuador and Colombia in the 1850s. On view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art.
Portrait of a Man (ca. 1490), Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1449-1494. Tempera on panel, 20 3/8 x 15 5/8 in. The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection.
The Blue Boy was Gainsborough's first attempt at full length Van Dyck dress which is based on the work of Anthony van Dyck, the 17th-century Flemish painter who revolutionized British art. The iconic painting is the subject of the conservation exhibition, Project Blue Boy. More
Pinkie, facing The Blue Boy in the Thornton Portrait Gallery and often paired with it in popular esteem, is by Thomas Lawrence, one of the great portrait painters of his generation. Pinkie was the last painting purchased by Mr. Huntington, who did not live to see it installed in the house.
Standing over six feet tall and weighing 747 pounds, this was Houdon's first life-size bronze sculpture. Houdon's decision to portray Diana, the goddess of the hunt, wearing nothing but a crescent moon in her hair, was highly unusual in the 18th century.
This masterfully painted work is at once a devotional object and a tender image of the interaction between a mother and her baby
Made in the form of fortified towers, this pair of vases is extremely rare. The only other known vases of this shape are a pair of the same size at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which have a green ground and date from ca. 1763.
Once the house of Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and his second wife, Arabella (1850–1924), the Huntington Art Gallery opened in 1928 displaying one of the greatest collections of 18th-century British art in the country, including the celebrated Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough and Pinkie by Thomas Lawrence.
The Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art house one of the largest presentations in California of American art from the colonial period through the mid- 20th century.
Once founder Henry E. Huntington's garage, the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery is now an exceptional venue for changing exhibitions, hosting exciting national and international exhibits.