Posts Tagged: Huntington

“Becoming America” at the Huntington

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The Huntington has opened its new Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, a 8600-sq. ft., Frederick Fisher-designed addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The Scott now has… More ›

When Britain Went Metaphysical

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A one-room show at the Huntington, “Blast! Modernist Painting” provides context for three new painting acquisitions by Duncan Grant, David Bomberg, and Mark Gertler. These move the… More ›

Huntington Buys a Henrietta Shore

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The Huntington’s Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, gearing up to open a new entrance and galleries next month, has acquired Henrietta Shore’s Clivia (c. 1930). Shore must… More ›

Fall Preview

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This election season, L.A. museums will vie with Presidential candidates for contrasting views of America, our globalizing world, and women. The highlights include a long-awaited John McLaughlin… More ›

All the van Goghs in Pasadena

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There will be ten van Gogh paintings on view in Pasadena and San Marino this Rose Bowl season. The Art Institute of Chicago is lending its version of The Bedroom to the Norton Simon Museum (Dec. 9,… More ›

Huntington Expands Greene & Greene Display

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For the past year, many of the Huntington’s American art rooms have been closed for construction of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing, designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners and set… More ›

Huntington Buys Bloomsbury

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The Huntington’s collection of British painting has discovered a new century: the 20th. The institution has just acquired three modern U.K. pictures: a 1912 Mark Gentler portrait (of Dora… More ›

Huntington’s “Blinking Sam” Is a Meme

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“Blinking Sam”—the Joshua Reynolds portrait of Samuel Johnson owned by the Huntington since 2006—has become a meme. Internet commenters use the c. 1775 painting to marvel at the sheer… More ›

Huntington Goes Folk

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The Huntington is embarked on the third expansion of its Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art since 2009. Last year I speculated that the latest set of new galleries, to be devoted to… More ›

Art Math: Arabella’s Jewels

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 The Metropolitan Museum’s newest period room is a Gilded Age dressing room once owned by Arabella “Belle” Worsham Huntington, Henry Huntington’s trophy wife with a past. The… More ›

Should Museums Lend to Galleries?

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The controversial practice of museums lending art to commercial galleries hasn’t been on the Los Angeles radar. It is now, big time, with the opening of Hauser Wirth &… More ›

A Photorealist for the Huntington

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The Huntington’s Virginia Steele Scott Galleries have a one-room installation of recent acquisitions of American art (most of the American rooms remain closed for construction). It is… More ›

An Lawrence Etonian for Bath

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The Holburne Museum in Bath, England, has raised £450,000 to acquire Thomas Lawrence’s oil sketch of Arthur Atherley. The Harry Potter stare will look familiar to many Angelenos, as it was… More ›

Fall Preview 2015

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The Broad’s Sep. 20 opening (ticketing starts today) will command local and global arts coverage attention this fall. But there will a lot more happening. Start across Grand Avenue. Beginning… More ›

What Did L.A. Do in the Civil War?

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The last shot of the Civil War was fired June 22, 1865. The Autry National Center’s “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West” tells a tale slighted by textbooks, that of how… More ›

The Huntington’s New Front Door

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“Where am I? Where do I go from here?” Many museum visitors ask these questions. The Huntington is attempting to answer them with its new Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center…. More ›

Huntington Installs a Big Western Landscape

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The Huntington has installed Millard Sheets’ 1934 Mural for the Home of Fred H. and Bessie Ranke in its new Stewart R. Smith Board Room. Originally the panels covered four walls of a Hollywood… More ›

Doyle Lane’s “Orange Wall”

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Last summer an L.A. Times review mentioned that Doyle Lane’s Orange Wall—a 1964 tile mural commissioned for Mutual Savings and Loan, Pasadena—had been donated to “an as-yet-unnamed… More ›

A Maynard Dixon Cloudscape to Huntington

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The Huntington’s Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art is showing a 1931 Maynard Dixon, New Mexico, September. It’s a recent gift from Marcia F. McMahon and John W. Fish. Dixon… More ›

Larry Ellison Goes Victorian

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Database mogul Larry Ellison is known as the highest-paid CEO in the solar system; an outspoken acquisitor of yachts, planes, Malibu beachfront, and a Hawaiian island. In 2013 Ellison surprised the… More ›

Millard Sheets Mural to the Huntington

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A Millard Sheets mural, created for the dining room of a 1934 Hollywood Hills home, has been donated to the Huntington by Larry McFarland and M. Todd Williamson. (Above, Tim Street-Porter’s… More ›