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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.
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.
May 13 (Monday)
7:30 p.m. Free
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. Ahmanson Classroom, Botanical Center. (Note: This event was rescheduled from April 3.)
May 13 & June 10
(Mondays) 12:30–4 p.m.
Take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered on the second Monday of every month. General admission.