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Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930–1947
Jan. 19–April 15, 2013
Maurice Merlin studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1929 to 1931 addressing the social tensions that faced the city and the nation during the 1930s with images of strikes, unemployed workers, and Detroit’s African American community. This exhibition includes work of fellow Detroit-based artists with paintings, posters, and watercolors on loan from collections in Los Angeles and Detroit, and is the first museum exhibition devoted primarily to Merlin’s career.
Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch
Feb. 16–May 13, 2013
One hundred years ago, Henry Huntington and several of his neighboring
landowners founded the city of San Marino. Three families who
farmed the land before Huntington’s arrival, Wilson, Shorb, and Patton, played key roles in the history of
the region. This exhibition tells the story of these families, and includes rare family photographs, letters, legal documents, and artifacts.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 (Wednesdays)
Happy 100th birthday, San Marino! Join the centennial celebration as we explore what life was like growing up a century ago. Led by instructor Laura Moede, each class will feature art projects, stories, and more. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Ages 3–4. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Jan. 16 & Feb. 20 (Wednesdays)
11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Artist Nan Rae, author of The Ch’i of the Brush, continues her popular watercolor classes inspired by the art of Chinese brush painting. Each session: $50. Registration: 818-842-6489
Feb. 20 (Wednesday)
What hidden objects can you find in a painting of George Washington? Uncover the stories behind a presidential portrait in a fun after-school session with Laura Moede. Ages 5–6. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $15. Non-Members: $20. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Feb. 20, 27 and March 6
(Wednesdays) 2-4 p.m.
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author Al Martinez leads this three-part writing workshop for writers of all levels and interests. Participants will be assigned writing exercises that parallel their interests and receive guidance and editing. Mr. Martinez will talk about his own writing experiences and provide direction and feedback for participants as they develop and share their work. (Upon registration, participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample to Mr. Martinez so he may have a sense of each participant’s style and interest).
Members: $150. Non Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128. Space is limited.
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.