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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 17 - Updated Statement Regarding The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in Response to COVID-19

Effective immediately: In response to the quickly changing circumstances regarding COVID-19, The Huntington's botanical gardens will close to the public from March 18 – April 19. The gardens had remained open even as The Huntington's galleries closed last week; the hope was to be able to keep them open for visitors as long as possible. But given the increased spread of the virus and the escalating concerns among health officials and government leaders regarding the need to practice safe distancing, Huntington officials determined it necessary and appropriate to close the gardens as well. The public includes, in this instance, all visitors, members, scholars, and volunteers, among others. 

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Canceled Events

The list below (also found on the calendar of events) reflect all canceled programming through May 31, 2020. This includes all lectures, classes, school programs, tours, and public and community programs and events.

Wednesdays through May 31
Music in the Chinese Garden

Saturdays through May 31
Ranch Open House

March 11, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music
Lecture: Under Pressure: The Birds of America and the Paradox of Print

March 12, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare
An Introduction to Clivia
Historia Plantarum

March 13, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

March 14, 2020
Tai Chi
Drawing The Huntington
Family Program: Meet Me in the Garden
Family Curator Tour: Bonsai and Books
Clivia Show & Sale
Flower Arranging: Spring Floral Baskets
Children's Flower Arranging: Floral Baskets

March 15, 2020
Clivia Show & Sale

March 17, 2020
Talk: The Red and the Black: Hilton Als on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's Painterly Universe
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Lifelines/Timelines

March 18, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music
Beyond Anatomy: Medical Images and Notions of Disease

March 19, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

March 21, 2020
63rd Annual Bonsai Show
Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Soil Searchers

March 22, 2020
63rd Annual Bonsai Show

March 23, 2020
Carnegie Lecture - Sky Full of Fireflies: Time-Domain Astronomy in the 2020s

March 24, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica

March 25, 2020
HuntingTots: PLAY Music

March 26, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Village Life in Tokugawa Era Japan

March 28, 2020
Art Matters 2020: San Marino League Art Show
Family Drop-In Program - Art Studio: Drawing from Nature
Members’ Orientation

March 29, 2020
Art Matters 2020: San Marino League Art Show

April 1, 2020
Collecting the History of the West, the Pacific Rim, and California: A Centennial Reflection

April 2, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

April 3, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

April 4, 2020
Shakespeare Day (Shakespeare Day activities are canceled, gardens and galleries remain open to the public)

April 5, 2020
Video Screening: Fragrant Rhythms: The Seasons of Liu Fang Yuan

April 9, 2020
Huntington U: Milton's Shakespeare

April 1011, 2020
Conference: Art and the Actuarial Imagination

April 12, 2020
Spring Brunch

April 13, 2020
Japanese Teahouse Tours
Carnegie Lecture - Building Astronomical Instrumentation for the Next Generation

April 14, 2020
San Marino Day

April 15, 2020
Painting with Nan Rae
The Wines of South America
Geographies of Reproduction: Marriage, Gender, and Race in the Early Atlantic World

April 16, 2020
Historia Plantarum
The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined

April 18, 2020
Alternatives to Citrus: Fighting Asian Citrus Psyllid and Huanglongbing
Family Program: Meet Me in the Garden

April 21, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Follow the Signs

April 22, 2020
Lecture: Auden and Isherwood: Their Religious Wars and Their Secular Harmonies

April 23, 2020
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Posies & Palates: Greene + Greens

April 2326, 2020
Spring Plant Sale (gardens and galleries remain open to the public)

April 2425, 2020
Conference: New Histories of Medical Technology

April 29, 2020
Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Sea: Exile, Art, and Poetry

April 30, 2020
Society of Fellows Preview: What Now, Part 2

May 1, 2020
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

May 2, 2020
Fiber Arts Day
Woven Tradition

May 4, 2020
Society of Fellows: Scholarly Scuffle

May 8, 2020
Members' Discovery Program: Collecting for the Library, Part 2

May 10, 2020
Mother's Day Brunch

May 11, 2020
Japanese Teahouse Tours

May 12, 2020
Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica

May 14, 2020
Demystifying the Art of Planting Design

May 1516, 2020
Conference: The Global Cosmos: Dislocation and Discontent in the Space Age

May 16, 2020
Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Paper Flower Fun

May 16, 28, 29, 2020
Chinese Garden-related special events* POSTPONED (gardens and galleries remain open to the public)
*While the Chinese Garden expansion will open to visitors as planned on May 30, specific events commemorating this milestone will be postponed.

May 18, 2020
Carnegie Lecture - Hubble’s Troublesome Constant

May 19, 2020
Society of Fellows: 3Tu: Focus Gallery Tour

May 21, 2020
How to Read Chinese Calligraphy

May 27, 2020
Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building

May 28, 2020
Botany Bay Series: Plant Science for Gardeners and Citizen Scientists
Society of Fellows Preview: A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan

July 6-24, 2020
Explorers Summer Day Camp

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