The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens
Experience The Huntington - one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers - like never before! The day will include a 90-minute outdoor walking tour that will let you explore some of the 120 acres of magnificent gardens. You will learn how Henry and Arabella Huntington’s San Marino Ranch was transformed into the world famous cultural landmark that we know today. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to view one of the most iconic artworks in British and American history, The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by English painter Thomas Gainsborough. The work is undergoing its first major technical examination and conservation treatment in public view, in a special satellite conservation studio. You will learn about the technical processes of a senior conservator working on the famous painting as well as background on its history, mysteries, and artistic virtues.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
The Huntington Library in San Marino
7:30 am – 7:30 pm
Tickets: $130 Members / $150 Non-Members
Includes round-trip luxury coach transportation, light breakfast, admission fee, private tour and a gourmet snack with wine for the ride home
7:30 am Balboa Park Departure (parking lot at Park Blvd. and President’s Way)
10:45 am Arrive at Huntington
11:00 am Docent-Led Estate Tour
12:30 pm Lunch on your own
2:00 pm Conservator Talk: Project Blue Boy
3:45 pm Depart for San Diego
6:45 pm Estimated return to Lomas Santa Fe
7:15 pm Estimated return to Balboa Park
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least 14 days in advance of the event date are eligible for a refund, less a $10 transaction fee. Please note that refunds will NOT be given for reservations cancelled less than fourteen days before the event date. Please forward cancellation requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.