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A Pure Act of Painting

1  A painting by “Grandfather of L.A. Modernism” Emerson Woelffer is a stunning rhythmic exploration.


Prized Succulents


Japanese Tea Ceremony2  A collection of prized and unusual succulents has come to The Huntington.


3  Footsteps on stones, water pouring into a bowl, and the whisking of matcha make up just part of the rich soundscape of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.


Into the Fold4  A partnership with Esteban E. Torres High School in East Los Angeles brings together The Huntington, a Caltech grad student, and…origami?


Better Than Bacon


5  A bit of sleuthing related to a recent Library acquisition turns up a provenance that is, well, better than Bacon.




On Tuesdays, when we are closed to the public, #VaultTuesdays takes followers behind the scenes and into the archives to look at works not currently on public view. Head to our Instagram for basic information on each of the objects pictured here.


On Instagram...#VaultTuesdays



These lectures are only a tiny fraction of the Huntington audio available for free on SoundCloud and iTunes U.


Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future
by Jeffrey Burton


The Creative Life in 19th-Century America
by Alice Fahs


Conference: “The Fabricated American Desert: Modern & Anti-Modern”


The St. Francis Dam Collapse of 1928
by Bill Deverell in conversation with Donald C. Jackson


Let the People Rule
by Geoffrey Cowan


Ruth Patricia Shelhorn: Mid-Century Landscape Architecture & the Southern California Look
by Kelly Comras


A Different Space: NASA in the Postcolonial World
by Asif Siddiqi


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