|Portrait of Herbert Fitzpatrick|
It was Herbert Fitzpatrick along with other visionaries who in 1947 began discussing the idea of a cultural center or museum in Huntington. Mr. Fitzpatrick jumpstarted the project with the donation of 52 acres for a site to erect an art gallery to store his collection, as well as provide for an arboretum, bird sanctuary and nature trails. The Huntington Galleries (now known as the Huntington Museum of Art) opened in 1952. (From the Huntington Museum of Art’s website).
Currently, the museum has an exhibit dedicated to Mr. Fitz’s art collection—over 400 pieces donated to start the gallery—and the history of his vision. The installation celebrates 60 years of the museum serving our community.
|Reclining Dancer by Henri Matisse|
|The Kiss by Auguste Rodin (detail)|
|Venetian Scene by Charles Cousin|
*Over at The High Calling today, we are continuing our book club discussion on Ann Kroeker‘s Not so Fast. It’s the perfect book to read after Easter–a book to help us maintain the slowing down and focus on God. Seth Haines writes today. Will you join us?
How do you embrace the God-joy? Every Monday I’ll be sharing one of my Playdates with God. I would love to hear about yours. It can be anything: outside, quiet time. Maybe it’s solitary. Maybe it’s loud and crowded. Just find Him. Be with Him. Grab my button at the bottom of the page and join us: