Hello L.A. Art History Group!
Thanks to all of you who came out to LACMA on April 2nd. This next visit is going to include more time to hang out and talk. Sometimes its difficult to do that in a museum, this time we will be outside at the Chinese & Japanese gardens and able to socialize more.
Our day Huntington Library Museum & Gardens is going to be an amazing with world class art and gardens.
I think it's be great to accomplish two things:
1) Huntington Art Gallery
2) Chinese & Garden Tour
The Huntington Art Collections reside in two buildings on the Huntington estate: The Huntington Art Gallery, and the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The Huntington Art Gallery houses theEuropean art collection and includes one of the most distinguished collections of 18th- and 19th-century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts outside London, including Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Joshua Reynolds’ Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse, and John Constable’s View on the Stour near Dedham. Also part of the European collection, The Arabella D. Huntington Memorial Art Collection contains Renaissance paintings and sculpture along with a collection of 18th-century French sculpture, tapestries, porcelain, and furniture.
LLiu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance, is located on the grounds of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Docents are stationed in the garden daily to answer questions about its features.
Tours of the Chinese Garden are available for groups of 10 or more. (I will try to book a free tour) Reservations are required. For information and reservations please visit tours.
A Tranquil Sanctuary
Occupying nine acres on the slopes of a canyon, this is one of America’s oldest, most elaborate, and gracefully matured Japanese gardens. A five-room house, pagodas and lanterns, and many mature plants were moved to the site from a commercial tea garden in Pasadena in 1912.
The Huntington is located near Pasadena in the city of San Marino, approximately twelve miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. The Huntington has two entrance gates: one on Oxford Road, and a second entrance at Allen Avenue, just south of California Boulevard.