Study Day L.A.: Explore the Huntington Library
Join Timken Director John Wilson and fellow Friends of the Timken for a study day to see the world‐renowned Huntington Library. We will see the extraordinary art collections and botanical gardens, and have special access to the appointment‐only Print Study Room to view rarely seen treasures of the Huntington’s collection of prints, drawings and photographs with Chief Curator Catherine Hess.
Once the house of Henry and Arabella Huntington, the Art Gallery houses the collection of European art, which includes one of the most distinguished collections of 18th‐ and 19th‐century British paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts outside the U.K. Highlights are: Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, one of the most famous paintings of all time; Joshua Reynolds’ Sarah Siddons as the Tragic Muse; and John Constable’s View on the Stour near Dedham. Also on view are examples of 17th and 18th century French paintings, sculpture and decorative arts and Renaissance paintings from Italy and northern Europe. The collection of American art features works from the 1690s to the 1950s.
The Prints, Drawings, and Photography collection includes some of the most important works on paper in the world. Highlights are 18th and 19th century British watercolors and prints by artists such as Gainsborough, J.M.W. Turner, William Blake and Thomas Rowlandson; major prints by Rembrandt and Dürer; and American works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, George Bellows, and the Regionalists, as well as drawings by two artists represented in the Timken’s collection, John Singleton Copley and Benjamin West.
Program Includes: Round‐trip luxury coach
transportation, boxed lunch, admission, and a
gourmet snack with wine for the ride home.
R.S.V.P. by October 1 to:
Timken Museum of Art
2550 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92103
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