Greene & Greene Exhibition at The Huntington
Organized by The
Huntington Library and The Gamble House,
a permanent exhibition of furniture and decorative arts designed
by Charles and Henry Greene is installed in the
Dorothy Collins Brown Wing of the Scott Gallery.
In 1990, the entire collection of Greene and
Greene designed furniture from the Thorsen house came to the Gamble House through an anonymous bequest.
This installation allows additional pieces from the
collection to go on view. The dining room table and
server have been added, completing the suite of dining
room furniture from the Thorsen house, the last of
the “ultimate bungalows.”
Furnishings from several other Greene and
Greene houses are also on display, illustrating the
architects' interest in combining Asian aesthetics
and traditional techniques of handcraftsmanship.
The exhibition is open to the general public
Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesday). For information, visit The
Huntington Library website or call (626) 405-2141.
Greene and Greene Archives at the
The Greene and Greene Archives at The
Huntington Library, a program of the Gamble
House, is a resource for scholarly study of the
work of architects Charles Sumner and Henry Mather
use is by appointment only; call (626) 405-2232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The collection includes architectural drawings, photographs of buildings and furniture; and professional correspondence. In addition, there are memorabilia, such as drawings and sketches, scrapbooks, personal and family photographs, and personal correspondence. Also preserved are personal memorabilia of clients of the Greenes, especially the Gamble family. A Finding Aid to the collection is available at the Online Archive of California.
This landmark exhibition celebrating the work of Greene & Greene was a partnership between The Gamble House and The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and featured approximately 140 works designed by the Greenes covering the breadth and depth of their careers. The pieces on display came from private and institutional lenders and, in some instances, had never been seen by the public. They included stained glass, metalwork, textiles, drawings, archival photographs, and virtuoso wood-carving and decorative inlay designed by the Greenes and executed by the master craftsmen with whom they were associated. The exhibition was co-curated by Edward R. Bosley, James N. Gamble Director of The Gamble House, and Anne E. Mallek, Curator of The Gamble House.
A companion book of 11 scholarly essays titled A New and Native Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene and Greene has been published by Merrill Publishers, Ltd. The book is available at The Gamble House bookstore.
Page updated Feb 15, 2013
More Gamble House photos in the online archives
Many more photos of the House are available in the Greene & Greene Online Archives — over 4,000 drawings, sketches, photographs, and other documents related to their work.
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