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Sandra L. Brooke Appointed Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington

SAN MARINO, Calif.—Sandra Ludig Brooke, Librarian of the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, has been named the Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, The Huntington’s Interim President, Steve Hindle, announced today. She joins the staff in early January 2018.

Seven Artists to Interact with the Huntington's Collections in Exhibition this Fall

SAN MARINO, Calif.— The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will present new work and related programming this fall by seven artists who conducted research in The Huntington’s collections during the second year of a five-year initiative called /five, which this year is based on the theme of “collecting” and “collections.” The exhibition “Collection/s: WCCW/five at The Huntington,” on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Gall

Over the weekend, the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, opened Lari Pittman: Mood Books. The exhibition features six massive illustrated books--opening to more than four feet in width--that contain 65 "hallucinogenic" paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist. Since his first solo exhibition in 1982, Pittman has become a well-known figure in the contemporary art world.

Huntington Library’s Renovated Rare Books Exhibit Space to Reopen November 9

SAN MARINO, Calif.—The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will reopen the Main Exhibition Hall of its historic Library building Nov. 9 with a new, dynamic permanent exhibition designed to invigorate visitors’ sense of connection to history and literature and to highlight the significance and uses of the Library’s incomparable collections of historical materials.