Building on Henry E. Huntington’s legacy of renowned collections and botanical gardens that enrich the visitor, The Huntington today encourages research and promotes education in the arts, humanities, and botanical sciences through the growth and preservation of its collections, through the development and support of a community of scholars, and through the display and interpretation of its extraordinary resources to the public.
Funding will be used to help support the second year of /five, a five-year initiative taking place from 2016-2020 built around collaborations with community-based contemporary art organizations. For the 2017 /five project, The Huntington is partnering with the Women’s Center for Creative Work to explore the theme of collecting and collections. WCCW will invite their associated artists to propose projects that engage with specific collections across the institution in order to create new work. Outcomes could include site specific installations, readings, events, podcasts, or any number of performance or media-based works. The project is expected to commence in March 2017.