For over a century, the historic Japanese Garden has been one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington, with its distinctive moon bridge, picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds, and the historic Japanese House. It teaches us about Japan’s landscape traditions, craftsmanship, horticulture, and rituals.
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THE HUNTINGTON’S JAPANESE GARDEN:
Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration is a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration and to expand the concept of what monument is through three distinct, interlinking elements: a sacred book of names as a monument (Ireichō), a website as a monument (Ireizō), and light sculptures as monuments (Ireihi). The Ireichō contains the first comprehensive listing of over 125,000 persons of Japanese ancestry who…
Alicia Piller: Within
Exhibition curator jill moniz conceived of Within “to develop a project with Alicia Piller that would amplify her practice of both rooting and elevating the connective matter of art and identity. Her work takes us inside cultural ideas and narratives, then she gives us the expansive 36,000-foot view of our relationship to the earth – again as matter, as elemental – shaped and shaping our existence toward something profound and inspiring. Adults – $9, Students, Teachers, and Seniors –…
New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions
New Abstracts showcases an expansive range of practices constituting abstract art today. Many artists working with abstract vocabularies today interrogates not only the possibilities of color, material, gesture, and form, but also the potential for injecting abstract art with political, spiritual, or personal meaning. Featured artists include Peter Bradley and Jade Fadojutimi. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Henry Taylor: B Side
Henry Taylor: B Side is the largest exhibition of Taylor’s work to date. It is a survey of thirty years of Henry Taylor’s work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation. This retrospective celebrates a Los Angeles artist widely appreciated for his unique aesthetic, social vision, and freewheeling experimentation. Populated by friends and relatives, strangers on the street, athletic stars, politicians, and entertainers, Taylor’s canvases describe an imagination encompassing multiple worlds. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,…
Rita McBride: Particulates
The Hammer’s new bank gallery opens with Particulates, an installation by Rita McBride that is part of the Hammer Contemporary Collection. Inspired by time travel, the principles of light and space, and quantum physics, this monumental yet ethereal sculpture is a conjunction of water molecules, surfactant compounds, and the beams of high-intensity lasers that materialize as they interact with particulates of mist emitted into the space. Particulates exchanges gravity, a core element in sculpture, for the potential of infinitely traversable…