Events for December 1, 2012back to calendar »
Dec. 1, 8 & 15 (Saturdays)
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Gain a basic understanding of plant morphology while learning techniques for accurately drawing stems, leaves, flowers, and fruit in this class taught by botanical illustrator Lisa Pompelli. Foreshortening, tonal contrast, measuring, perspective, and other techniques will be covered. Suitable for all skill levels. Members: $225. Non-Members: $245. Registration: 626-405-2128.
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.
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."
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.”