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Drawn to Satire: John Sloan’s Illustrations for the Novels of Charles Paul de Kock
Oct. 24, 2009–March 29, 2010
Scott Galleries, Chandler Wing
From 1903 to 1905, American artist John Sloan created 53 etchings to illustrate comic novels by French author Charles Paul de Kock. The books—satires of French society in the first half of the 19th century, full of slapstick violence—were a perfect subject for Sloan’s lively etching style of short, expressive lines and loose cross-hatching. More...
March 13, 20 and 27
(Saturdays) 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Huntington’s camellia collections will provide inspiration for this class with botanical artist Lisa Pompelli. Beginning and experienced watercolor students will learn techniques for color mixing, tone gradations, composition and rendering. Prior drawing experience is recommended. Members: $275. Non-Members: $295. Registration: 626-405-2128.
March 13–Apr. 24
(Saturdays) 9–10:30 a.m.
Learn tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-part series for beginning and intermediate students led by instructor Kathy Zenju Chyan. Often described as “moving meditation,” tai chi can improve health and fitness and relieve stress. Members: $150. Non-Members: $170. Registration: 626-405-2128.
March 12–13 (Fri.–Sat.)
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
In a fledgling nation, ruins helped reassure Americans of their own antiquity. This scholarly conference will explore the 'necessity for ruins' and how it helped America cope with the modern pace of change. $25. Registration form or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-405-3432.