The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is an internationally renowned collections-based research and education institution dedicated to the promotion of the humanities, arts, and botanical sciences.

Expanding Knowledge Through Extensive Collections

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, colloquially known as The Huntington, is located in the southern California city of San Marino. It opened its doors to the public in 1928, after the deaths of Henry Edwards Huntington and Arabella Duval Huntington. Their once-private art, botanical, and library collections formed the foundation for what is now one of the world's preeminent research and educational institutions.
 
Today, more than 800,000 people visit The Huntington each year to experience the institution's five central programmatic offerings: the Library, the Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens, the research program, and the educational programs. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the Library's 11 million objects spanning 10 centuries, the Museum's 42,000 works of art spanning 500 years, and the Gardens' 130 acres of plant species.
 
Beyond these collections, The Huntington is committed to cultivating knowledge and facilitating learning. Through research centers, fellowships, conferences, household programs, and school partnerships, The Huntington reaches thousands of community members, families, scholars, and schoolchildren each year.

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