Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

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Sun. 10:30 AM–4:30 PM
Mon. 12 PM–4:30 PM
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12 PM–4:30 PM
Thu. 12 PM–4:30 PM
Fri. 12 PM–4:30 PM
Sat. 10:30 AM–4:30 PM
Monthly Free Days
  • 1st Thursdays 10:30 AM–4:30 PM
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, Los Angeles 91108

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The Huntington (website) is a Museum in Los Angeles.
Official description from Huntington:
Building on Henry E. Huntington’s legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public. The Huntington has assembled primary materials, art objects, and living collections which reflect the development of Western culture, from the ninth century to the present. These collections embody the diverse and interwoven contributions of many cultures, peoples, and nations. The Huntington’s holdings of rare books, manuscripts, art objects, and botanical specimens speak to our contemporary audiences because they reveal the complexity of the human experience.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (or The Huntington) is an educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington in San Marino, in the San Rafael Hills near Pasadena, California in the United States. In addition to the Library, the institution displays an art collection strong in English portraits and French eighteenth-century furniture in the mansion, and San Marino and botanical gardens that feature sections for the historic Cactus collection, the Zen Garden, the Chinese Scholar's Garden, and many other specialty gardens. The library contains an extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts, including a Gutenberg Bible, the Ellesmere manuscript of Chaucer, and thousands of historical documents about Abraham Lincoln, including the papers of his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon. The rare books and manuscripts in the library are among the most heavily used in the United States. The library holds some 6.5 million manuscripts and more than a million rare books. It is the only library in the world with the first two quartos of Hamlet; it holds the manuscript of Benjamin Franklin's autobiography, the first seven drafts of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, John James Audubon's Birds of America, a collection of manuscripts and first editions of the works of Charles Bukowski, and many other great treasures.

Promotional images for exhibits from Huntington official site

Current Exhibitions

Jan 29, 2011 – May 30, 2011
A new exhibition interprets the economic depression of the late 19th century. Organized jointly by The Huntington and the Palmer Museum of Art at Pennsylvania State University, the exhibition challenges conventional wisdom about the period.
Mar 12, 2011 – Jun 20, 2011
Since 2006, California sculptor John Frame (b. 1950) has been working toward the creation of a stop-motion animated drama featuring an eclectic cast of fully articulated characters composed of found materials and meticulously carved wood.
Mar 12, 2011 – Jun 20, 2011
Some three dozen intricately carved sculptures by Southern California artist John Frame take center stage in a new exhibition that brings together a body of work carefully assembled over the past five years, featuring sculpture, still photography, and stop-motion animation.
Mar 12, 2011 – Jun 20, 2011
John Frame says he was influenced heavily as a young artist by the works of Shakespeare and the illustrations and writings of William Blake; both figure deeply into the current project on display in the Marylou and George Boone Gallery at The Huntington.
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