For those looking for something to do this weekend, or any weekend in 2013, the Huntington Library is one place to visit. The exhibitions will be on display until January 2014 so while there is time to check them out, it is better to plan a trip soon.
Junipero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions explores Father Serra's life, which starts off in Mallorca, Spain. He then journeyed through Mexico and California, setting up missions and spreading the word of God along the way.
Two of the exhibitions go hand-in-hand, which are Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting and Crossing the Alps: Artistic Exchange and the Printed Image in Renaissance Europe. "Face to Face" looks at 15th century Flemish artists while "Crossing the Alps" broadens the work through Italian, Dutch, and German artists.
Sargent Claude Johnson: A Masterpiece Restored pays homage to the Abstract Figurative Artist. He is one of the first African American California artist to achieve fame, which he did through paintings, prints, ceramics, and sculptures.
The Huntington Library is open every day except Tuesday. They are located on Oxford Road in San Marino. Visit their website for more information on their collections, the gardens, and other events.