The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
The Huntington is a world renowned center of art and culture set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. Three art galleries and a library showcase magnificent collections of rare books, historic manuscripts, and priceless works of art. Highlights include Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, a Gutenberg Bible, American and European art. Botanical rarities flourish in the Desert Garden, Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden, and gardens devoted to roses, camellias, tropicals, children, and more. Don’t miss the magnificent new Gift Store. Experience The Huntington with easy walking Group Tours of the Estate and gardens, Splurge in English Tea luncheon in the Rose Garden Tea Room. (Pasadena Rose Parade just blocks away)
Food service: 1919 Café, Rose Garden Tea Room, Chinese Garden Cafe, Red Car Coffee Shop
Fall & Winter Exhibitions include:
(see all photos below)
Sep 16, 2017 - Jan 08, 2018
As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, The Huntington will present an extensive exhibition surveying the connections among art, science, and the environment in Latin America, from the voyages of Columbus to the publications of Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century.
See photo #1 below.
Tiffany Favrile Glass
Oct 07, 2017 - Feb 26, 2018
This exhibition from a private collection will survey the full range of Tiffany’s Favrile glass vase production, from experimental pieces made in the 1890s to the widely-admired peacock vases produced in the early years of the 20th century.
See photo #2 below.
Oct 21, 2017 - Jan 22, 2018
American abstract artist Frederick Hammersley showcases his sketchbooks, notebooks, inventories, and vibrant color swatches to illuminate the painstaking process the artist used to create his hard-edge geometric paintings.
See photo #3 below.
The Reformation - From the Word to the World
Oct 28, 2017 - Feb 26, 2018
On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Huntington presents an exhibition of about 50 rare manuscripts, books, and prints made between the 1400s and 1648 to address the power of the written word and the relationship between it and radical change within a specific historical moment and geographical region.
See photo #4 below.
Collections: WCCW five at The Huntington
Nov 18, 2017 - Feb 12, 2018
The culmination of the second year of a five-year initiative called “/five,” which this year is based on the theme of “collecting” and “collections,” this focused exhibition features new work with related programming by seven artists who conducted research in The Huntington’s collections.
Paintings, sculpture, textiles, video, writings, and other works will be on view, created by seven women artists.
See photo #5 below.