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Picturesque to Pastoral: British Landscape Prints from The Huntington’s Art Collections
July 31–Nov. 1, 2010
“Picturesque to Pastoral” explores the graphic side of landscape in British art from the 18th through the 20th century. This focused installation of about a dozen prints showcases the variety of techniques the medium affords—wood engraving, etching, aquatint, drypoint, and mezzotint—as well as the many ways the view of landscape changed over time.
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 & 17
(Wednesdays) 10 a.m.–noon
Kids can get to know the “superheroes” of Roman mythology in this series led by Laura Moede. While searching for Hercules, Diana, and their friends around The Huntington, youngsters will hear tales of legendary adventures and then dream up stories of their own. Ages 3–4. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Oct. 27 (Wednesday)
7:30 p.m. Free
Join us for an evening of readings from the works of poet and novelist Charles Bukowski, with reminiscences from his friends. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times columnist and KPCC radio host, will lead the conversation. The event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge,” which opens Oct. 9 in the Library. May not be appropriate for young children. The program is free, but tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets will be available online beginning Sept. 15. Friends’ Hall.
Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge
Oct. 9, 2010–Feb. 14, 2011
This exhibition on the life and works of Charles Bukowski, one of the most original voices in 20th-century American literature, will feature first editions of his works, including Ham on Rye, the autobiographical novel about his brutal childhood and young adulthood; Factotum, the fictional account of his succession of low-end jobs; and Barfly, made into a film in 1987, starring Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke.