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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-3432.
Note: Friday’s session takes place at The Huntington, Saturday’s session will be held at Occidental College
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."