For nearly a century, “The Blue Boy” has been a leading draw for the Huntington Library, and for much of the next 12 months, visitors can witness a large part of the artwork’s restoration.
Project Blue Boy kicked off Saturday in the Thorn-ton Portrait Gallery, where a conservation studio was created alongside several pieces of didactic material that essentially make an exhibit out of the restoration process. There the venerable painting, the English artist Thomas Gainsborough’s signature work, recently awaited its audience, propped up on a large easel instead of hanging in its usual ornate centerpiece portrait on the western wall.
“Very few art institutions can be associated with one iconic work of art,” said Catherine Hess, the Huntington’s chief curator of European art, during a special preview of the exhibit. “This is a very important thing for us. This work of art has captivated generations and now will be able to do so for generations to come.” Continue reading “Watch as Huntington’s ‘Blue Boy’ Is Spruced Up”
After more than a year of searching, the Huntington Library has selected its new president, naming academic Karen Lawrence as the new executive last week.
Lawrence will take the helm on Sept. 1 as the institution’s ninth president, replacing Laura Trombley, who resigned March 2017 after receiving a Twain Scholarship award and embarking on a book-length study. Lawrence, who has spent the past decade as president of Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, New York, will live at the Huntington Library. Continue reading “Huntington Library Names New President”
For good, better or worse, San Marino residents and workers were treated to a year full of events, happenings and developments.
In observance of the end of 2017, The Outlook has highlighted 17 of the biggest of stories in San Marino. Continue reading “Election Tops 2017 Stories”