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Al Martinez: Bard of L.A.
March 17–June 25, 2012
The six-decade-long career of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author Al Martinez is showcased in an exhibition that looks back at how the writer has chronicled the foibles, peccadilloes, accomplishments, and, sometimes, sad plights of those around him. The exhibition highlights about 75 items from The Huntington’s collections, including newspaper cartoons, notes, corrected typescripts, first editions of his books, and more.
June 14 (Thursday)
2:30 p.m. Free
Over the past decade, daylily breeders have developed a new generation of disease resistant, reblooming varieties. Nurseryman and plant breeder John Schoustra will discuss these new varieties and how they have been used to solve many landscape problems, from soil erosion to wildfire prevention, while providing attractive foliage and flowers. Free. Plant sale follows. Friends’ Hall.
June 14 & 21 (Thursdays)
What makes The Huntington tick? Get the fascinating inside story from longtime staff member and former volunteer Randy Shulman (now vice president for Advancement), as he presents a lively series that explores The Huntington’s historic roots, its emergence as a research institution, and the road to its recent renaissance. Each session includes a special behind-the-scenes glimpse. The second meeting ends with wine and cheese in the gardens. Members: $50. Non Members: $60. Registration: 626-405-2128.
From Memorial Day (May 28) to Labor Day (Sept. 3) The Huntington observes summer hours and is open from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (except Tuesdays).