This Week at The Huntington – March 22


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Key Galleries to Reopen April 17

See The Blue Boy and “Made in L.A. 2020: a version”

The Huntington will begin to reopen its art galleries on April 17, so that the public may at last see the newly restored masterpiece of 18th-century British portraiture, The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough. In addition, “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” the fifth iteration of the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, will debut simultaneously at both the Hammer and The Huntington and remain on view until Aug. 1. More 

Sharing the Love

Sharing the Love: A Curated Catalog of Huntington Experiences

You’re invited to share your love for The Huntington through a series of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities designed to be enjoyed with your family, friends, and community. We’ve added availability for our most popular experiences! Select experiences already SOLD OUT have been re-listed with more opportunities to purchase.

Tiptoe Through the Roses

We’ve added an additional “Tiptoe Through the Roses!” Enjoy Champagne for up to six 6 on the glorious Huntington Art Gallery South Terrace overlooking the San Gabriel Valley, followed by a romantic  stroll in the Rose Garden. Perfect for an engagement, anniversary, birthday, or to celebrate a special occasion. More 

Historic Los Angeles: A Walking Adventure with the Ultimate Angeleno

Take a walking tour for ten through historic Los Angeles with historian William Deverell, the Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. Stops include Chinatown, Olvera Street, and Union Station, with lunch at Philippe’s, home of the “French Dipped Sandwich” and one of the most-loved restaurants in Southern California. More 

Also added: Access to The Huntington for AllSupport the New Docent Learning Lab, and more! Available now—and for a limited time only—you can purchase these unique experiences. All are first-come, first-served, and will not last! Shop now

President’s Message

Reaffirming our Commitment

Over the past year, communities from New York to the San Gabriel Valley have suffered the rise of deplorable acts of violence, aggression, and hate speech targeting Asians and Asian Americans. Even at The Huntington, recent incidents of verbal aggression have occurred. So, it is an important moment for us to state that The Huntington stands in solidarity with our Asian and Asian-American staff, donors, volunteers, visitors, and community members in condemning racially motivated violence, aggression, and hate speech in all forms. More 

Plan Your Visit – Masks Required

Purchasing and Reserving Tickets

Tickets available Tuesday, March 23 at noon for March 24–April 5. 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. 

Did you know? Members can self-cancel their tickets via the cancellation link in their order confirmation email and free up capacity for other Members. Thank you for being considerate of your fellow Members! 

Just for Members

More Member Tickets

In an effort to maximize visitation and make reservations more accessible during this time of reduced capacity, we will release a limited number of additional Member tickets daily by 9:30 a.m. for same day visitation beginning Wed., March 24. 

Evening Strolls Return
Members’ Evening Strolls are returning for spring and summer (exact dates TBD) with opportunities for Members to enjoy the gardens after hours. There will also be opportunities for non-Members to visit on select evenings. 

Tea for Two on 1919 Café Patio

All Your Favorites, Patio View!

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

In Store

Hop To It

Bring classic charm into your home with our collection of bunny toile print decor. Every purchase supports The Huntington’s mission of enrichment, education, and stewardship. Shop now 

Shop for Plants Online

Find a wide selection of botanical bundles that will add color and texture to your home garden. Shop now using curbside pick-up. Buy 

Upcoming Virtual Event

Lunchtime Art Talk on Reynaldo Rivera

Wed. March 24, 12:30 p.m.
Join Vanessa Arizmendi, curatorial assistant at the Hammer, for this short talk about artist Reynaldo Rivera’s work for the exhibition “Made in L.A. 2020: a version.” Free

Capturing Bestiarium: The Art and Science of Digitization

Wed., April 7, 10–11 a.m.
Join the digital library team for an overview of digitization as they demonstrate the processes and steps to digitize the illustrated bestiary, Dialogus Creaturarum, from 1480. Free


Kathy Fiscus and the Johnson Well

William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West and professor of history at USC, recently published Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy that Transfixed the Nation, in which he tells the story of a groundbreaking live TV news broadcast of a rescue attempt in 1949 to save a little girl who had fallen down a deep well in San Marino. Read the excerpts from the book’s opening chapters.  

Just Released 

Two Sides of the Pacific: Japan and the Architecture of Greene & Greene

Edward R. Bosley, Executive Director of The Gamble House, reveals the links between the architecture of Greene & Greene and their appreciation for Japanese architecture and design. Watch


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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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