Events for February 11, 2012back to calendar »
Feb. 10-12, Fri.-Sun.
Pasadena Convention Center
The 45th California International Antiquarian Book Fair is coming to the Pasadena Convention Center this weekend. Tickets for the Friday (Feb. 10) preview are $25 and will be good for re-entry to the book fair all weekend; you can also use the tickets for one-time admission to The Huntington, good for the entire month of February. Tickets on Saturday, Feb. 11 (11 a.m.-7 p.m.), and Sunday, Feb. 12 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.), are $15 and include one free entry to The Huntington the weekend of the book fair. Additional information is available at LAbookfair.com.
Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection
Nov. 12, 2011–May 14, 2012
An important collection of ancient Chinese bronze mirrors spanning 3,000 years makes its first public appearance in an exhibition highlighting some 80 highly decorative pieces ranging in date from the Qijia Culture (2100–1700 B.C.) of pre- and early Chinese history, the Warring States period (450-221B.C.), and the Han (206 B.C.-220 A.D), Tang (618–906 A.D.), and Jin (1115-1234 A.D.) dynasties.
Focused exhibition provides a new look at the history of the San Gabriel Mission
Eight remarkable hand-colored maps and illustrations by Michael J. Hart, former vice president and general manager of the Pasadena-based Sunny Slope Water Co., of the San Gabriel Mission, El Molino Viejo (the Old Mill), and La Presa (the Dam) will be on display in the focused exhibition “Water Began it All: A New Look at the San Gabriel Mission.” The exhibition takes place in the Botanical Center’s Flora-Legium gallery, open to the public on weekends from Nov. 19, 2011, through Feb. 19, 2012. Photographs, maps, and documents from the Library’s collections will accompany Hart’s work.
Feb. 11 (Saturday)
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Love is in the air! Design your own old-fashioned Victorian valentines to give to someone special and learn some fun facts about the history of Valentine’s Day in this workshop with instructor Laura Moede. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $25. Non-Members: $30. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Jan. 28, Feb. 4 & 11
(Saturdays) 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Deepen your understanding of plant structure and form while honing your drawing skills in this class taught by botanical illustrator Lisa Pompelli. Students will learn to accurately delineate each part of a plant, from stems and leaves to flowers and fruit, while practicing techniques of foreshortening, tonal contrast, and perspective. Suitable for all skill levels. Members: $185. Non-Members: $200. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Whistler, Haden, and the Gentle Art of Etching
Jan. 14–April 16, 2012
Best known for his paintings and outsize personality, James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834–1903) was also an important contributor to the history of printmaking. “Whistler, Haden, and the Gentle Art of Etching” features 17 examples of Whistler’s work as an etcher and focuses on the early phases of his career, when his interaction with amateur printmaker and avid print collector Francis Seymour Haden (1818–1910) informed his taste, subject matter, and compositional strategies.
Feb. 11–12 (Sat.–Sun.)
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Hundreds of gorgeous blooms will compete for top honors at The Huntington’s 40th annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. In addition to the displays of award-winning flowers, a wide selection of camellia plants will be available for purchase. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the North Vista and Chinese Garden areas. Admission to the show and sale areas is free. Friends’ Hall.