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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.
April 29 (Monday)
7:30 p.m. Free
Bruce Levine, author of The Fall of the House of Dixie, will discuss the specific social and political forces that launched and shaped the revolutionary process of the Civil War. Levine is professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th-Century American History. A book signing will follow the lecture. Free; no reservations required. Friends’ Hall
A Show of Hands: Drawings from The Huntington's Art Collections, 1600-1900
Feb. 23–June 17, 2013
The works in this exhibition provide glimpses into how artists such as Peter Lely, Charles West Cope, and David Wilkie attempted to capture the emotive force of the human hand. “A Show of Hands” focuses on approximately 15 European works from The Huntington’s collection ranging from meticulous studies of a single hand, to multiple sketches quickly rendered in a burst of inspiration.