Thea M. Page is director of marketing communications at The Huntington.

EXHIBITIONS | Rare Chance to See a Gainsborough Masterpiece, Times Three

The love affair between The Huntington and the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough is nearly 100 years old. Since Henry E. Huntington began collecting Gainsborough’s work in 1911, the institution has presented numerous exhibitions, publications, and special programs dedicated to various aspects of the 18th-century British master’s work. Soon, another tribute … Continue reading

The New Renaissance and Baroque Galleries

The New Renaissance and Baroque Galleries

Who knew The Huntington was so rich in works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods? If you’re in the mood for some splendor, along with a stunning reminder that The Huntington’s art collections go beyond huge 18th-century British portraits, all you have to do is enter the Huntington Art Gallery … Continue reading

EXHIBITIONS | Whistler’s Brother (In Law)

EXHIBITIONS | Whistler’s Brother (In Law)

Google “Whistler’s Mother” and you’ll get 504,000 results. But even famous painters had a “before” period. For James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), it was when he was allowed to crash at the London home of his half sister and brother-in-law before his career took off. That’s when a rich and … Continue reading

“California’s First Major Artist”

“California’s First Major Artist”

Photograph collectors get a glint in their eyes when you mention Carleton Watkins (1829-1916). Named “California’s first major artist” by the Los Angeles Times’ Christopher Knight, the 19th-century American photographer had an extraordinary sense of composition, produced expert, richly toned prints, and captured the beauty of the American West’s natural … Continue reading