Events for October 21, 2011back to calendar »
The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945–1985
Sept. 24, 2011–Jan. 30, 2012
Sam Maloof's iconic chairs, tables, and other creations are renowned for their elegant sculptural form and virtuosic craftsmanship. This exhibition showcases about 30 important Maloof pieces spanning more than three decades of his career in a display integrated with approximately 80 works by his colleagues who worked in other media.
Oct. 21–22 (Fri.–Sat.)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fresh perspectives on a diverse group of prominent Civil War figures ranging from Ulysses S. Grant and Frederick Douglass to George and LaSalle Pickett will be examined in this conference, co-convened by Gary W. Gallagher of the University of Virginia and Joan Waugh of UCLA. $25. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-3432.
Fri. noon–4:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
For a beautiful spring garden, start planting in the fall. You’ll find lots of inspiration at The Huntington’s annual Fall Plant Sale. While you’re here, pick up some tips from the experts on seasonal gardening topics such as mulching, pruning, winter lawn care, and pest control. Free. Parking lot
Blue Sky Metropolis
Oct. 8, 2011–Jan. 9, 2012
Blue Sky Metropolis traces the history of local aviation from the early days of barnstorming pilots through the Cold War space race and beyond. In the process, it documents the extraordinary metamorphosis of Southern California itself, transformed from a land of orange groves into a high-tech region.
Dreams, Disasters, and Reality: Goya’s Prints from The Huntington’s Collections
Oct. 1, 2011–Jan. 9, 2012
Praised as one of the first “modern” artists, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) addressed issues of contemporary political and social reality in his work. His forceful etchings exposed the systems of power that ruled 18th-century Spain: a corrupt and despotic monarchy, the injustices of war and occupation by Napoleon’s France, the terrors of the Inquisition. “Dreams, Disasters, and Reality” presents about 10 works from all of Goya’s major etching series, including Los Caprichos and Los Desastres de Guerra.