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Nov. 3 & 10 (Saturdays)
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Students will learn the historic technique of silverpoint—drawing with a fine silver stylus or wire—as seen in the exhibition “Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoint Drawings.” Artist Sylvana Barrett leads this two-part workshop. Members: $145. Non-Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Nov. 3–Dec. 15 (Saturdays)
Discover the health and fitness benefits of tai chi in a seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Chyan. This outdoor class is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Members: $150. Non-Members: $170. Registration: 626-405-2128.
A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War
Sept. 22, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collections of manuscripts and printed materials, this exhibition examines the ways Northerners and Southerners viewed the rationale for the Civil War, which made it, in the words of one war veteran, “a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery.”
Nov. 9–10 (Fri.–Sat.)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
This conference explores the intellectual history of the late 18th and early 19th centuries through the lens of conceptual innovation in the fields of politics, economics, and biology. It will focus in particular on the concept of “the system” as it relates to a diverse range of topics including philosophy, colonialism, slavery, poetry, and the aesthetics of science. $25. Program and registration or contact email@example.com or 626-405-3432.
Note: Friday’s session takes place at The Huntington, Saturday’s session will be held at Occidental College
Nov. 10 & 17 (Saturday)
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Civil War images and contemporary subject matter will inspire teenage photographers in this workshop led by Alex Sanchez, exploring how the art of photography has changed in the last 150 years. The two-part class includes outdoor and gallery sessions and a tour of the Civil War photography exhibition in the Boone Gallery. Ages 14–17. Materials list provided upon registration. Members: $45. Non-Members: $55. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoint Drawings
Oct. 20, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
In 21 rarely exhibited silverpoint drawings from The Huntington's collections, American artist Marsden Hartley rendered the immense Bavarian Alps with delicate lines, transforming them into wispy, airy abstractions he called “skeletons."
Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow
Nov. 10, 2012-March 11, 2013
In a dramatic departure from tradition, The Huntington presents the first exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture to be displayed inside the Huntington Art Gallery, showcasing the work of Los Angeles–based artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow.