I know what library/art collection I am going to visit the next time I am in LA.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, well known for its collection of British art, has dramatically expanded its American art
display by adding more than 5,000 square feet of new gallery space.
The five new rooms in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American
Art will feature nearly 100 works of 20th-century art in an area
previously used for storage.
Another room spotlights the work of Edward Weston, who selected and
printed for The Huntington 500 pictures concentrating on images that he
had shot between 1937 and 1939, when he was on a Guggenheim grant. The
new installation focuses on some of his finest landscapes of California
and the West, including images of Death Valley, Yosemite, Point Lobos,
and the Sierras.
“The installation marks the first time The Huntington has displayed
photographs in its permanent installation of American art,” says Smith.
More at: http://www.examiner.com/article/the-huntington-opens-new-gallery-space-devoted-to-american-art?CID=examiner_alerts_article