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    Evening Strolls Return

    Members’ Spring Evening Strolls: May 2023, 2730
    Members can enjoy an evening stroll in the gardens from 4:30–8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 20–23, and May 27–30. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there will be no live music or picnicking. Advance online reservations are required. Tickets will be available Tuesday, May 18, at noon.  More  

    Summer Evening Strolls: Dates to be Announced Soon!
    Members and the general public can enjoy the grounds on summer evenings after hours on select dates from June through August. Details coming next week.

    Plan A Visit

    What’s Open?

    • Select galleries: the first floor of the Huntington Art Gallery where The Blue Boy is on view, and the MaryLou and George Boone Gallery and a portion of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art where the exhibition “Made in L.A. 2020: a version” is installed. (See the other half of “Made in L.A. 2020” at the Hammer Museum.)
    • More than a dozen gardens (excluding the Children’s Garden and Conservatory, which remain closed as they are high-touch spaces).
    • 1919 café
    • the Huntington Store

    All visitors, including Members, must reserve tickets online in advance. 
     

    Purchasing and Reserving Tickets

    Tickets for May 5–17 will be available May 4 at noon. Tickets are released every other Tuesday for the next two weeks.

    MASKS ARE REQUIRED, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Please review safety protocols before visiting. 

    Members
    A limited number of Member tickets are released daily by 9:30 a.m. for same-day visitation. Special note: Members whose plans have changed can cancel their tickets via the cancellation link in their order confirmation email and free up capacity for other Members.

    Stories and Voices from L.A. Chinatown

    Online Exhibition Honors Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    The history of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the first community in North America to be planned and owned by people of Chinese descent, is explored and celebrated in a new online exhibition titled “Stories and Voices from L.A. Chinatown,” and in a fence-wrapped installation at a vacant lot in the heart of the community. Read

    Exhibitions On View

    New In Store

    A Sweet Collaboration

    Artisan chocolatier andSons teamed up with The Huntington to create a special Mother’s Day assortment of handcrafted chocolates in a custom-designed collectible box featuring artwork by Miranda Sofroniou. This unique gift includes flavor combinations inspired by The Huntington, including Orange Ganache & Pecan Praline and Black Tea Caramel.

    Every purchase supports The Huntington’s mission of enrichment, education, and stewardship. Shop now 

    Tea for Two on the 1919 Café Patio

    All Your Tea Favorites with a Patio View!

    While the Tea Room is closed for renovation, Tea for Two is available on the patio of the 1919 café, including scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, cranberry turkey on seven-grain bread, red velvet macarons, and more. Vegetarian option added! Enjoy on-site only (not available for takeout). Must have advance admission ticket or Member reservation to preorder.

    Upcoming Virtual Events

    Lunchtime Art Talk on Sabrina Tarasoff

    Wed., May 5, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
    Join Lauren Mackler, co-curator of “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” for this focused presentation about artist Sabrina Tarasoff’s work for the exhibition. Free

    West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

    Wed., May 5, noon–1 p.m.
    Kevin Waite, assistant professor of history at Durham University, discusses his new book West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire, with Alice Baumgartner, assistant professor of history at USC, and Andrés Reséndez, professor of history at UC Davis. Free

    The Huntington Library’s Gutenberg Bible and the Art of the Book in 15th-Century Europe

    Wed., May 19, 4–6 p.m.
    Eric White, Scheide Librarian and Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at Princeton University, investigates the history and art of The Huntington’s Gutenberg Bible. Free

    The Labor of Good Governance: Cultivation Real and Imagined in the Imperial Garden of Clear Ripples in 18th-Century China

    Thurs., May 20, 4–5 p.m.
    Roslyn Lee Hammers, associate professor of art history at the University of Hong Kong, discusses depictions of rural life produced for an 18th-century Chinese emperor’s residence. Free

    Huntington Landscapes in Watercolor

    Fridays, May 21–July 9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Join artist and instructor Robert Sherrill for an eight-week virtual course on landscape painting in watercolor. Using the natural beauty of The Huntington’s gardens and architecture as inspiration, participants learn fundamental watercolor concepts and techniques including color and composition, perspective and atmosphere, and glazing. Tickets

    Just Released 

    The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined

    Bruce Coats, professor of art history and the humanities at Scripps College, surveys the extraordinary literary and visual art traditions inspired by the 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji, written by Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, with an emphasis on how the novel has been imaged and reimagined for a new millennium. Watch

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    Send us your pics and we’ll celebrate them here! #AtTheH

    Become a Member

    Join online at any level and receive two additional months of Membership—14 months for the price of 12! Enter code: 2FREEMONTHS at checkout to redeem.

    Support The Huntington

    Please consider making a donation today. Your donation ensures The Huntington can continue to provide a space of respite for all during these challenging times.   

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    626-405-2100

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