Huntington Art Gallery: Wall Paneling (“Boiserie”)
This is one of a suite of five silent videos that focus on an object or architectural element on view in the first-floor period rooms of the Huntington Art Gallery. Based on French prototypes, the wall paneling (“boiserie”) in this room includes narrow vertical panels with eleven carved baskets of daffodils, roses, hyacinths and other flowers.
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Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of the Caverly Family
Jonathan Fielding talks about the Caverly family painting hanging on the wall. The beloved piece by Joseph S. Davis, painted in the early 1836, is rich with detail, providing insight into the lives of Charles and Comfort Caverly and their son, Isaac.
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Portrait of Albert G. Gilman
Jonathan Fielding describes A. Ellis’s 1831 painting of Albert G. Gilman. Of the fifteen known portraits by Ellis, many of those are in disrepair. Fielding says this particular work is an “exceptional piece” with vibrant colours and a modern flair.
Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting
June Li, co-curator of the exhibition Gardens, Art, and Commerce in Chinese Woodblock Prints, explains how the “Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting” directly relates to founder Henry E. Huntington’s scholarly mission.
Huntington Art Gallery: Chimneypiece
In elegant houses, the chimneypiece served as a room’s decorative focal point and was often carved with fashionable ornament. The carving on this example celebrates wine and the revelry that accompanies its consumption.
Still Looking is a series of moments with these two master photographers, Bruce Davidson and Paul Caponigro, in their homes.
Real American Places: Edward Weston and ‘Leaves of Grass’
The photographs from this exhibition illuminate an understudied chapter of Edward Weston’s career. In 1941, the Limited Editions Book Club approached him to collaborate on a deluxe edition of Walt Whitman’s poetry collection, “Leaves of Grass.”