The Huntington offers such a rich tapestry of art, culture and history. They are known for their extraordinary gardens, but also have one of the most important art and literature collections in the world. We greatly appreciate the importance of cultural institutions like The Huntington, not only to the City of Pasadena but to the entire state and country.
The Huntington has temporary and ongoing exhibitions that can be viewed in the Library Exhibition Hall, Huntington Art Gallery, Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art and other locations throughout the expansive institution. Here are some of the exhibitions you will want to visit this fall:
Printed in 1085: The Chinese Buddhist Canon from the Song Dynasty
Through December 4, 2023
The Scripture of the Great Flower Ornament of the Buddha is the oldest printed book in The Huntington’s collection. It was printed in 1085 during the Song Dynasty and spans 31 feet. This is a rare opportunity to see the full print on display up close and personal, in a special showcase designed specifically for this exhibition. Learn more.
In Our Time: Prints by R.B. Kitaj
Through March 4, 2024
This newly acquired collection of screen prints explores the intersection between literary and visual arts, highlighting the incredible career of R.B. Kitaj. The installation will feature 22 screen prints at a time on display in rotation. There are 44 different works that can be viewed, depending on which day you visit. Learn more.
Paintings in Print: Studying Art in China
Through May 27, 2024
Another exhibition dedicated to historic Chinese printing just opened this past weekend. It displays painting manuals that were published in the 17th and 18th centuries, along with the tools and techniques used in early modern China publishing. Learn more.
Red Earth by Lita Albuquerque
This ongoing installation can be found near the southern entrance to the Japanese Garden. It is a striking 6-foot-4 rock slap coated with vibrant red pigment and surrounded by bamboo stalks. It was created by LA-based artist, Lita Albuquerque. Learn more.
The Huntington has curated this special art collection representing contemporary American artists and explores a wide range of American art throughout history. The installation covers 5,000 square feet and features a variety of paintings, sculptures, videos and decorative objects. Learn more.
Mineo Mizuno is a California-based artist. His art draws inspiration from traditional ceramic techniques and aesthetics of his native Japan. Yet, it also blends the artistic and cultural styles of California, which is where he has called home for over 50 years. Three of Mizuno’s newest works will be on display in the Huntington Art Gallery and outdoor loggia. Learn more.
Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight
Opening November 11, 2023
Betye Saar is a renowned American artist. The Huntington recently commissioned her latest installation “Drifting Toward Twilight.” It is made from a vintage wooden canoe and a variety of found objects collected from The Huntington’s grounds. It will be the centerpiece of an immersive exhibition featuring many of her works. Learn more.