Chinese character
A Garden of Words
Fri., Oct. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Chinese Garden, Studio for Lodging the Mind

The Huntington presents a major exhibition of contemporary Chinese calligraphy as the inaugural installation in the Chinese Garden's new art gallery, the Studio for Lodging the Mind....

 
Colored print of 87 cents store
What Now, Part 2
Fri., Oct. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Library, West Hall

This two-part exhibition explores The Huntington's role in documenting the human experience through more than 100 items from the Library collections. ...

 
Portrait of a Young Gentleman by Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley
Sat., Oct. 2
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery, Thornton Portrait Gallery

A newly commissioned painting by renowned American artist Kehinde Wiley, A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, debuts in the Thornton Portrait Gallery, across from Thomas Gainsborough's The Blue Boy (...

 
Yellow echinopsis
Wednesday Fall Plant Sales
Wed., Oct. 6
Category: Garden
Location: Plant Sale Nursery

Visitors are invited to shop in the Plant Sale Nursery on select Wednesdays this fall. Spruce up your home garden for the season and get expert advice from our Botanical staff.

Nestled...

 
Mardy and Olaus Murie, The Murie Ranch
Gender, Landscape, and the West: Theresa Salazar on Curating Conservationists
Wed., Oct. 6
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Theresa Salazar and ICW Associate Director Elizabeth Logan discuss Theresa's work cataloging the collections of conservationists Mardy & Olaus Murie and Adolph Murie & Louise Murie MacLeod...

 
Huntington U: Historical Fiction Now
Fri., Oct. 8
Category: Classes
Location: Huntington Zoom event

Huntington U is a college-style seminar with no homework or tests. This fall, the series continues virtually with Mark Eaton, professor of English at Azusa Pacific University and research...

 
Poster of Coco
POSTPONED: Family Fridays: Movie Nights at The Huntington - Coco
Fri., Oct. 8
Category: Kids
Location: The Huntington

COCO MOVIE POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST - NEW DATE: FRIDAY, OCT. 15
Attendees with Oct. 8 tickets have been automatically rebooked to Friday, Oct. 15.
If you cannot attend the new...

 
transcript of Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Art of Writing
Sat., Oct. 9
Category: Classes
Location: The Huntington

EVENT CANCELLED.

Join The Huntington this fall for The Art of Writing, a three-class, in person workshop for adults. The classes will explore the many forms of writing we can encounter at...

 
Grasslands Grown by Molly Rozum
Gender, Landscape, and the West: Molly Rozum on "Grasslands Grown"
Wed., Oct. 13
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Molly Rozum and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Rozum's book Grasslands Grown: Creating Place on the U.S. Northern Plains and Canadian Plains.

Rozum explores the two related concepts...

 
Etta at Last
MUSE/IQUE: Etta at Last
Wed., Oct. 13
Category: Events
Location: Chinese Garden Celebration Court

Etta at Last
All we ever needed to make our lives whole was the voice of Etta James. Born in Los Angeles in 1938, her storied career came to symbolize the multi-layered creative innovations...

 
Antonio and Porfirio Jimeno
War Torn Californios: The Civil Wars of Antonio and Porfirio Jimeno
Wed., Oct. 13
Category: Lectures
Location: Huntington Zoom event (PDT)

Jesse Alemán, professor of English at the University of New Mexico, discusses the lives and letters of the Jimeno brothers, whose coming of age in the years before the U.S. Civil War demonstrates...

 
An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-reading Hilary Mantel - Virtual Conference
Thu., Oct. 14
Category: Conferences
Location: Huntington Zoom event (PDT)

Hilary Mantel, whose literary archive is held at The Huntington, is one of the most critically acclaimed authors working today. Her unprecedented double Booker Prize wins for Wolf Hall and Bring...

 
Chinese Massacre of 1871 panelists
The Chinese Massacre of 1871: Uncovering L.A.'s Anti-Asian History and What We Can Do Today
Thu., Oct. 14
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Uncovering L.A.’s Anti-Asian History and What We Can Do Today

Join Los Angeles civic and community leaders, activists, and historians as they discuss the long, dark history of anti-Asian...

 
Poster of Coco
Family Fridays: Movie Nights at The Huntington - Coco
Fri., Oct. 15
Category: Kids
Location: The Huntington

COCO MOVIE POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN FORECAST - NEW DATE: FRIDAY, OCT. 15
MORE TICKETS ADDED!
The new venue—the much bigger Library Lawn—can safely accommodate more guests so we're releasing...

 
Calligraphy by Terry Yuan (Yuan Zhizhong 袁志鍾)
Calligraphy Demonstration: Terry Yuan (Yuan Zhizhong 袁志鍾)
Sat., Oct. 16
Category: Garden
Location: Chinese Garden

Terry Yuan (Yuan Zhizhong 袁志鍾) demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy in a presentation in the Chinese Garden and discusses his process and career with curator Phillip Bloom.

 
California and Hawaii Bound by Henry Lozano
Gender, Landscape, and the West: Henry Knight Lozano on "California and Hawai'i Bound"
Wed., Oct. 20
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Henry Knight Lozano and ICW director William Deverell discuss Knight Lozano's book California and Hawai'i Bound: U.S. Settler Colonialism and the Pacific West, 1848-1959.

Knight Lozano...

 
Astronomy in Arcadia: Galileo and Guarini’s “Pastor Fido”
Wed., Oct. 20
Category: Lectures
Location: Huntington Zoom event (PDT)

Nothing generated interest, imitation, and outrage throughout Europe better and more lastingly than Giambattista Guarini's Pastor Fido. In this talk, Eileen Reeves, professor of comparative...

 
Lingering Garden, Suzhou
Calligraphy in the Lingering Garden, Suzhou
Thu., Oct. 21
Category: Lectures
Location: Huntington Zoom lecture (PDT)

Amy McNair, professor of Chinese art at the University of Kansas, explores the calligraphy found in the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, a famous setting for two outdoor formats of calligraphy. Plaques...

 
Death Scene on the Plains
Gender, Landscape, and the West: Sarah Keyes on Regendering Western Dead
Wed., Oct. 27
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Sarah Keyes and ICW Social Media Manager Jessica Kim discuss researching and writing about gender and landscape on the Overland Trail.

Keyes contemplates the role of cholera, death, and...

 
Walden Pond
Thoreau’s Walden: Four Contemporary Writers on its Enduring Relevance
Wed., Oct. 27
Category: Lectures
Location: Huntington Zoom lecture

Authors Kristen Case, Gerald Early, Pico Iyer, and Megan Marshall in conversation with Karla Nielsen, Curator of Literary Collections at The Huntington

Spring 2020 and the onset of a global...

 
Bride of Frankenstein movie poster
Frankenstein on Screen: Mary Shelley’s Adapted Progeny
Thu., Oct. 28
Category: Lectures
Location: Huntington Zoom event (PDT)

Mary Shelley likened the writing of her famous book to Victor Frankenstein’s making of his creature. In this lecture, James Chandler, professor at the University of Chicago and The Huntington’s R...

 
Early Closure
Fri., Oct. 29
Category: Events

The Huntington will close at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30 for a special event.

 
Strange Science
Strange Science 2021: Into the Shadows - Premier Level Members Event
Fri., Oct. 29
Category: Members
Location: The Huntington

Enter a dark Victorian landscape and explore peculiar pastimes and creepy characters through live theatrical performances, electrifying presentations, and special displays of rarely seen objects...

 
Strange Science
Strange Science 2021: Into the Shadows
Sat., Oct. 30
Category: Events
Location: The Huntington

Enter a dark Victorian landscape and explore peculiar pastimes and creepy characters through live theatrical performances, electrifying presentations, and special displays of rarely seen objects...