The Huntington library, art collections and Botanical Gardens: Love this place

The Huntington is a private nonprofit collections-based research and educational institution founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington. This place is the museum, the art gallery and the garden. The Huntington is in San Marino, CA.

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Library

There are many nice collection in this building, including great scientist handwriting, such as Newton, Franklin and Einstein. This building is called Dibner hall of the history of science. The exhibition is categorized into Astronomy, Natural history, medicine and light sections.

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European art

The European art collection focuses on works from the 15th to the early 20th century. I like the room downstairs that is displayed into the living room and the office room, which are decorated with British portrait collections.

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Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy (ca. 1770) is in the Thornton Portrait Gallery, where is display the best work of the most important English painter.

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Japanese Garden

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Chinese Garden

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Besides Japanese and Chinese garden, there is The rose garden. Roses were dying when I was there that why I did not take any flower pictures.

American art

This gallery is full with nice paintings and sculptures. The arts are from the colonial ear into the second half of the 20th century.

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Zenobia in chain, 1859, marble by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908), my favorite sculpture.

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The long Leg (ca. 1935), by Edward Hopper (1882-1967).

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I would recommend everyone who loves art to come visit here. The garden takes a big area and it is not impressed me much like the science book and art collection. I love art collection here and also the gallery building architecture. The gift store is huge. It has the goods from each section ,such as Japanese garden, Chinese garden, Astronomy and Art. I got a book: The age of elegance, the paintings of John Singer Sargent. It is a small art book that has his painting, sketch and short biography in there. I also got rose and portrait stickers.

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