This past Saturday, we opened “Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections” in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries. The show runs through Sept. 2. See some images of what’s on view here and here.
Also over the weekend, a new Gainsborough installation—“Revisiting The Cottage Door: Gainsborough’s Masterpiece in Focus”—went on view in the Huntington Art Gallery. A recent Verso post takes a look at the significance of the set of paintings being featured.
Pardon our dust! On Wednesday we will begin a new phase in the construction of our Education and Visitor Center (EVC) as we open a temporary ticketing facility and bookstore that will serve as the visitor entry area until the EVC is complete. Keep your eyes peeled for the photographic work that will be on display on the fences lining the construction area—it’s the fruit of a partnership with East Los Angeles’ Esteban E. Torres High School.
Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. is our weekly live performance of traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. A different solo musician performs each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Listening is free with general admission.
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.