JUST OPENED: This past Saturday, we opened “A Show of Hands: Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections, 1600–1900” in the Works in Paper Room of the Huntington Art Gallery. Featured artists include Peter Lely, Charles West Cope, and David Wilkie. The prior weekend was the opening of “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch,” telling a regional history through family photos, letters, and other objects from The Huntington’s collections.
Have you made it in to see the contemporary art exhibition on view upstairs in the Huntington Art Gallery? Closing in just a couple of weeks, on March 11, “Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow” offers a new lens for viewing the mansion’s renowned collection of European art—paintings and sculptures of two Los Angeles–based artists whose fresh works find inspiration in much older traditions.
COMING SOON: A new book looking at the lives of four Huntingtons is due out in early May. The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age is written by former Huntington curator of European art Shelley M. Bennett and will be published by the Huntington Library Press. Should be a good read.
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.