Events for August 15, 2012back to calendar »
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).
Roger Medearis: His Regionalism
June 16–Sept. 17, 2012
American painter Roger Medearis is the focus of this exhibition including more than 30 paintings, prints, drawings, letters and photographs, tracing the artist’s career from his beginnings as a student of Thomas Hart Benton through the development of his own distinctive style.
Aug. 15 (Wednesday)
7:30 p.m. Free
Modern digital and spectral imaging have become tools for the text scholar and conservator. They can reveal previously unseen or written-over text and uncover words obscured by spills and stains. Historical imaging experts Gregory Bearman and Ken Boydston discuss new methods using a variety of examples, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. They will also present a live imaging demonstration. Free; no reservations required. Friends’ Hall
Music in the Garden
Wed., 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.
Aug. 15, Wednesday
7 p.m. FREE
Shaped by nature, the elements, and time, “viewing stones” have been prized by collectors for centuries. Discover why, as Mr. Kengo Tatehata discusses the popular art form and why viewing stones invite contemplation of their subtle, fanciful forms. Free.