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“Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions” exhibit at The Huntington

Date: August 17, 2013 - January 6, 2014
Location: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Address:
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

Contact: 626.405.2100

The life of Junípero Serra (1713–1784)—and his impact on Indian life and Califor­nia culture through his founding of missions—is the subject of an unprecedented, comprehensive, international loan exhibition opening Aug. 17, 2013, and remaining on view through Jan. 6, 2014, exclusively at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. “Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions” coincides with the 300th anniversary of Serra’s birth and includes about 250 objects from The Huntington's collections and those of 61 lenders in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition examines Serra’s early life and career in Mallorca, Spain; his mission work in Mexico and California; the diversity and complexity of California Indian cultures; and the experiences of the missionaries and Indians who lived in the missions.

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