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CMATO Council Presents: Trip to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino, CA, 91108 United States (map)

The Southern California art scene is alive and well and waiting for you to visit!  

The CMATO day trips offer a stress-free journey to and from highly important and entertaining art venues.  The ticket price covers transportation, tasty refreshments while traveling and museum admission.

Organized by CMATO Council volunteers of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, the day trips support the development of a world class regional art museum and are open to both CMATO members and nonmembers.

Bus loads at CMATO 9:00am

 Leaves 9:30am

Reserve your space by June 20

$70 per person


What's on View:

Becoming America: Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection

A beautiful new addition to the Scott Galleries makes its debut on Oct. 22 with the opening of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wing. Named after the lead donors for the $10.3 million building project, the Fielding Wing was designed by Frederick Fisher and Partners and includes eight new rooms for the display of art. A stately glass entrance on the south side of the building mirrors the one on the north side, drawing visitors in from the main pathways in the central gardens. This new entrance, along with a reconfiguration of some of the rooms of the existing building, improves visitor flow and makes entering the galleries more inviting and intuitive.

Orbit Pavilion

Satellites that study the Earth are passing through space continuously, collecting data on everything from hurricanes to the effects of drought. What if you could make contact with these orbiting spacecraft, and bring them “down to Earth?” Visitors can do exactly that when NASA’s Orbit Pavilion sound experience touches down at The Huntington this fall. The outdoor installation is the brainchild of Dan Goods and David Delgado, visual strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who worked in collaboration with composer Shane Myrbeck and architect Jason Klimoski of StudioKCA to produce an innovative “soundscape” experience representing the movement of the International Space Station and 19 Earth Science satellites.” Inside the large, shell-shaped sculpture, distinctive sounds are emitted as each satellite passes overhead: a human voice, the crashing of a wave, a tree branch moving, a frog croaking. Each sound interprets one of the satellites’ missions.

About Huntington

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California.

Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art collection, and created an array of botanical gardens with plants from a geographic range spanning the globe. These three distinct facets of The Huntington are linked by a devotion to research, education, and beauty.


Earlier Event: June 17
Artist Talk with Rebecca Rutstein
Later Event: July 20
Master Painting Series - Impasto