Greene & Greene Behind the Scenes
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Join SAH/SCC for an exclusive tour of the upcoming exhibition "A New and Native' Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene," led by co-curator and SAH/SCC Advisory Board member Edward R. Bosley, on Saturday, November 15th, 9AM-1PM. This special opportunity offers participants a private guided tour of the exhibition at the Huntington Library in San Marino before the gallery opens for the day to the public.
The event is organized by SAH/SCC Executive Board member Sian Winship. The ticket price includes exclusive access to private areas of the Library, day-pass admission to the galleries and gardens, high tea, and parking. SAH/SCC member tickets are $59; non-member tickets are $85. Due to the exclusive nature of this event, space is very limited.
The exhibition is the most comprehensive ever undertaken on the work of Arts and Crafts movement legends Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene. It comprises 200 works drawn from collections at The Huntington and Gamble House, as well as from more than 30 private and institutional lenders. The exhibition includes furniture, decorative arts, architectural drawings, photographs, watercolors, and related materials, some of which have never been on public display.
Following the tour, participants will enjoy mid-morning high tea at the tea room in the rose garden at the Huntington Library. The menu features an extensive array of seasonal salads, tea sandwiches, scones, pastries, cookies, and freshly steeped tea.
The formal program for the day will culminate with a visit to the private archive facility, led by the Archivist of the Greene and Greene Archives Ann Sheid. A contributing author to the new book A "New and Native" Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene (Merrell Publishers, 2008), Sheid will provide tour-goers with a behind-the-scenes look at the Library Archive and display selected holdings for exclusive viewing. Bosley, also an editor of the exhibition book, is the Director of the Gamble House in Pasadena and the author of Greene & Greene (Phaidon Press, 2000).
In the afternoon, event participants are welcome to enjoy the 120 acres of botanical gardens at Huntington Library or visit the newly restored residence of Arabella and Henry E. Huntington designed by Myron Hunt in 1911. A $20-million restoration of the Beaux-Arts interpretation of an Italian Renaissance villa was completed in May by Architectural Resources Group (preservation architect) and Earl Corporation (design/build contractor).
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the architecture and artistry of Greene and Greene with the expert.
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