b'Our VisionThe Huntington Museum of Art will become an integral part of the lives of all citizens facilitating creativity, access and opportunity to the social structure of the region.Our MissionThe Huntington Museum of Art serves the public as a museum and cultural center and in the greater community acts as a presence and advocate for the areas of arts, education and nature.Our PhilosophyArt when really understood is the province of every human being.It is simply a question of doing things, anything, well.It is not an outside, extra thing.When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature.He becomes interesting to other people.He disturbs, upsets, enlightens, and he opens ways for a better understanding. Where those who are not artists are trying to close the book, he opens it, shows there are still more pages possible.The world would stagnate without him, and the world would be beautiful with him; for he is interesting to himself and he is interesting to others.He does not have to be a painter or sculptor to be an artist.He can work in any medium.He simply has to find the gain in the work itself, not outside it.Museums of art will not make a country an art country.But where there is the art spirit there will be precious works to fill museums.Better still, there will be the happiness that is in the making.Art tends towards balance, order, judgment of relative values, the laws of growth, the economy of living - very good things for anyone to be interested in.Robert Henri The Art Spirit (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1923)3'