Join the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum for a special bus trip to the Huntington Library! We will explore two of their current exhibits: Chinese Woodblock Prints (led by Curator, June Li) and Robert J. Lang’s Folded Transformations. We will also visit the Huntington Library’s famous gardens, including the Garden of Flowing Fragrance.
This major international loan exhibition explores the art, craft, and cultural significance of Chinese woodblock prints made during their golden age, from the late 16th through the 19th century. Bringing together 48 of the best examples gathered from the National Library of China, Beijing; the Nanjing Library; the Shanghai Museum; and institutional and private collections in the United States, the exhibit features delicate works with painterly textures and subtle colors depicting plants, birds, and other garden elements alongside monumental accounts of sprawling, architecturally elaborate “scholar’s gardens.” Co-curator of the exhibition and founding curator of The Huntington’s Chinese Garden, June Li, will be guiding our tour of this special exhibition.
The Japanese art of origami comes alive in a new exhibition of 25 original works by the internationally renowned master Robert Lang. Lang explores the flora and fauna of The Huntington as re-imagined through the medium of intricately folded paper. “By manipulating the fundamental element—the uncut sheet—via the fundamental action—the fold—we create line and form reminiscent of entities from the natural world while preserving the integrity of the initial sheet,” said Lang.
TUESDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
THURSDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
FRIDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
SATURDAY 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNDAY 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM