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Huntington Museum of Art (HMA) opened on November 9, 1952. Incorporated in 1947, its creation was made possible by the generosity of the community and a group of citizens led by Herbert Fitzpatrick, who donated his art collection of 435 objects and...more
My son and I stopped in for a visit on our trip. It was a scenic little drive and we were pleasantly surprised at the museum. It has a conservatory that is very nice. Lots of plants and fish, frogs and other amphibians. Nice glass...More
The Huntington Museum of Art has an outstanding collection of lesser-known works by major artists, including Renoir, Winslow Homer, and others, along with a building by internationally acclaimed architect Walter Gropius. Good objects collections (glass, weapons, Middle Eastern), and good visiting exhibitions. Well worth a...More
As far as regional museums go, the Huntington Museum of Art certainly is one. Going for it is ample parking. And it was certainly quiet the day I was there. The content is what one might expect from a museum you might not have heard...More
I’ve been coming to this museum since I was a small child in the 1960s. Always something to see. The Herman P. Dean antique firearms collection is as good as any big city museum. They always have great exhibits. Good for all ages.
The collection here is small, but seems to rely on traveling exhibits. One by an Australian artist is good, and another, an abstract ceramics art collection by an American named Jeff Shapiro is very good. The surprises are an excellent history of the firearm exhibit...More
Date of experience: April 2019
HMOAStaff, Grant Writer at Huntington Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2019
We're happy that you enjoyed your visit. Sara Amos (the Australia-born artist) and Jeff Shapiro are both participants in our Walter Gropius Master Artist Program ( https://www.waltergropius.org/ ) which brings working artists to the area for a public lecture and three-day hands-on workshop. This allows...More
Very diverse exhibits. There is currently a voodoo showing of a collection from a WV native who studied the Haitian sand their spiritual practice while at Yale. Lots for all ages to explore and enjoyl The botanical gardens were an very unexpected. The botanist on...More
The museum has nice art displays but most people don't realize that they have one of the best if not the best gun collection in the eastern US! Guys say yes if the ladies ask to go. While they enjoy the art you can spend...More
Date of experience: August 2018
HMOAStaff, Grant Writer at Huntington Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018
Thanks for your review. The Herman P. Dean Firearms Collection was left to HMA by one of our founders during the early years of the Museum and has been a permanent installation since the 1970s. We're glad you enjoy it!
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Non-flash photography for non-commercial purposes is permitted in our Permanent Collection Galleries only. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are prohibited. Photography of the Dale Chihuly Tower in the Conservatory is... More
Non-flash photography for non-commercial purposes is permitted in our Permanent Collection Galleries only. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are prohibited. Photography of the Dale Chihuly Tower in the Conservatory is permitted for non-commercial use only.