Huntington Was L.A.'s Most Attended Art Museum
|Boone Gallery, The Huntington, San Marino|
In a first, the Huntington has become the most-visited art museum in greater LA, according to 2022 figures compiled by The Art Newspaper. Most museums in L.A. and elsewhere are struggling to recover their pre-pandemic visitor numbers. Huntington attendance is up, enough to rank #49 among the world's art institutions, with 1.04 million visitors. That topped the Getty Center (#54), LACMA (#62), and the Broad (#93).
The Huntington's outdoor component, including the popular Chinese garden (completed Oct. 2020), helped maintain attendance during the pandemic. On the other hand, the Huntington is one of the most expensive area museums, costing up to $29 on weekends.