For the second year of the contemporary art initiative /five, The Huntington partnered with the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) and selected seven artists—Olivia Chumacero, Sarita Dougherty, Jheanelle Garriques, Zya S. Levy, Kiki Loveday, Soyoung Shin, and Juliana Wisdom—to create new works investigating the theme of collecting and collections. These works will be on view in “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington” from Nov. 18, 2017, through Feb. 12, 2018, in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington.
Video by Emily Lacy. Soundtrack by Kora Colasuonno.
For more information on “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington” and the artists’ research and projects, head to huntington1.com/five/2017.
EXTENDED UNTIL FALL 2019: huntington.org/orbit/
NASA Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. What if you could make contact with these orbiting spacecraft, and bring them “down to Earth?” Visitors can do exactly that when NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience touches down at The Huntington.
The photographs from this exhibition illuminate an understudied chapter of 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.” Weston accepted the assignment and set out with his wife, Charis Wilson, on a cross-country trip that yielded a group of images that mark the culmination of an extraordinarily creative period in his career.
Karin Fielding describes a vibrant needlework pocketbook made by young Elizabeth Fellows in 1776. The piece, done in a flame-stitch pattern, includes a delicate length of handmade tape, used to close the purse.
With his wife Karin looking on, Jonathan Fielding describes A. Ellis’s painting of Albert G. Gilman, made in 1831. Only 15 portraits by Ellis are now known to exist and many of those are in disrepair; this is as Fielding says, quite an “exceptional piece” with vibrant colors and a modern flair.