“October Meeting” by Sir Alfred Munnings Prints Featured in Rice Museum Show

 “October Meeting”       by Sir Alfred Munnings Sir Alfred Munnings’ Prints Featured in Rice Museum Show Sir Alfred Munnings was one of England’s most notable equine painters.  From humble beginnings, he worked his way through Norwich School of Art.  Despite the loss of sight in his right eye due to an accident, he entered the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1899 and had two paintings accepted.  He was then 21 years old.  Munnings frequently accepted commissions from society patrons for portraits, but horses were his passion.  He often painted scenes of hunting on horseback or of horse racing. […]

Purposes & History

Purposes At its founding, Archer Huntington wrote: “Brookgreen Gardens is a quiet joining of hand between science and art. The original plan involved a tract of land from the Waccamaw River to the sea in Georgetown County, South Carolina, for the preservation of the flora and fauna of the Southeast. At first the garden was intended to contain the sculpture of Anna Hyatt Huntington. This gradually found extension in an outline collection representative of the history of American sculpture, from the nineteenth century, which finds its natural setting out of doors. It is not an experiment station, nor a research […]