This Week at The H is a weekly feature here on the blog. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

The Huntington will be closed this Wednesday in observance of Independence Day, but the blog will be open! Stop in and enjoy “A Grand Old Flagpole,” a great post from last July that looks at the fascinating history of Mr. Huntington’s fir flagpole.

The new Rauschenberg acquisition goes on view this Thursday! Come find Robert Rauschenberg’s Global Loft (Spread), from 1979, in its new home in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. And in the meantime, in case you missed last month, be sure to check out “From Gainsborough to Rauschenberg,” a video blog post that should whet your appetite a bit.

LATER THIS MONTH: We have two exhibitions closing later this month right before another opens. “Visions of Empire,” the big railroad exhibition over in the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery, and “French Travelers to the East,” a smaller show up in the Works on Paper Room of the Huntington Art Gallery, run through July 23. Beginning its run July 28 in that same Works on Paper Room is “Royals, Courtiers, and Confidants: Early English Portrait Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections.”

For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.

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