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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.
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.
Oct. 9–11 (Sat., Sun., Mon.)
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
For a beautiful spring garden, start planning—and 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. Garden talks each day at 2:30 p.m. Free. Parking lot.
Oct. 9 (Saturday)
Thrill to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Gorey in an evening of chilling drama presented by the actors of the Guild of St. George. Haunting works will be enacted throughout the moonlit grounds, including “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and more. Goosebumps guaranteed! Ages 10 to adult. (May be too intense for younger children.) $35. Tickets available August 20 online or call 1-800-838-3006.