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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.
The date has changed for this event.
The new date is May 13.
William Petty-FitzMaurice, 2nd Earl of Shelburne and 1st Marquis of Lansdowne (1737–1805), was one of Georgian England’s greatest collectors of books, manuscripts, and art. David Hancock, professor of history at the University of Michigan and the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow, examines the evolution of the Lansdowne collection in this Distinguished Fellow 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.
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.