An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
Science and the Sublime
Sun., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery

This exhibition explores one of the great masterpieces from the Age of Enlightenment, Joseph Wright of Derby's monumental An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump alongside 15 works from The...

 
Mapping Fiction
Sun., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Library, West Hall

This exhibition focuses on the ways authors and mapmakers have built compelling fictional worlds to coincide with the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s groundbreaking 1922 modernist...

 
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A Garden of Words Pt. 2
Sun., May. 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....

 
painting of Dora Carrington, woman in blue top with auburn hair and bangs
Method and Material
Sun., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery

This focused exhibition explores tempera's fascinating history through a number of key objects from The Huntington art collections, as well as two important loans from the Resnick collection....

 
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Susan Straight on "Mecca": A Novel
Wed., May. 4
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Webinar PDT

Susan Straight, New York Times best-selling author Héctor Tobar, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Straight's novel Mecca that tells a story of the American West and all its injustice,...

 
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Music in the Chinese Garden
Wed., May. 4
Category: Garden
Location: Chinese Garden

Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. A different solo musician performs each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments...

 
What is the Value of Historic Libraries? Looking Afresh at the Bridgewater Library, a Jewel in The Huntington Crown
Wed., May. 4
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

David Pearson, former director of culture, heritage, and libraries for the City of London Corporation, looks afresh at the Bridgewater Library, informed by recent work on 17th-century private...

 
On Gold Mountain branded image of rocks on blue background
On Gold Mountain
Thu., May. 5
Category: Events
Location: Chinese Garden

After Hours Performance in the Chinese Garden
Eight performance dates: May 5–8, 12–15
7:30 p.m.–9 p.m.

Experience a unique outdoor opera in the breathtaking Chinese Garden at The...

 
Porfirio Gutierrez
Fiber Arts Month - Lecture and Demonstration by Porfirio Gutierrez
Sat., May. 7
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Porfirio Gutiérrez, a Zapotec master dyer and textile artist based in Ventura, California, examines the rich history of Zapotec weaving and how this practice expresses cultural identity. Gutiérrez...

 
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Mother's Day Brunch
Sun., May. 8
Category: Events
Location: Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court

Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at The Huntington on Sunday, May 8, in the beautiful Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court. The full buffet includes fresh salad and fruit, a seafood station, omelet station...

 
Event poster for Teaching race in the West, featuring moderator and guest speakers
Teaching Race in the West
Mon., May. 9
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Webinar PDT

Moderated by Dean Pedro Noguera of USC Rossier School of Education, education advocate Dr. James Whitfield and political scientist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the contentious political and...

 
Earth orbiting the sun
Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: Alien Worlds and the Origins of Science
Mon., May. 9
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Dr. R. Paul Butler, Staff Scientist at the Earth and Planets Laboratory for the Carnegie Institution for Science, discusses the flood of extrasolar planets being discovered and the realistic...

 
The Experience of Literature Before Literature: Presence, Printing, and Publics in Spanish-Mexican California and Texas
Wed., May. 11
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

In this talk, literary and intellectual historian Raúl Coronado, professor at UC Berkeley, asks, "what does literature offer us?" He turns to the history of print and visual culture in Texas and...

 
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Shakespeare and the Poetics and Politics of Relevance
Fri., May. 13
Category: Conferences
Location: Rothenberg Hall

This two-day conference addresses vexing questions about the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s writings. Presenters will ask not just why or how Shakespeare might be pertinent to current...

 
Textile and fiber arts students from Pomona College
Fiber Arts Month - Sustainability, Culture, and Community Dialogue with Featured Student Artists
Sat., May. 14
Category: Events
Location: Scott Gallery Loggia

Textile and fiber arts students from Pomona College exhibit and lead spotlight discussions on sustainability, culture, and community.

Student artist bios:

Austin Kim is a multimedia...
 
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The Word for the World is Forest: A Walking Conversation with Trees
Sat., May. 14
Category: Events
Location: Desert Garden and Lily Ponds

Join forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, poets Amy Gerstler and Kinsale Drake, composer Heather McIntosh, and The Huntington's Director of Botanical Gardens Nicole Cavender for a walking lecture and...

 
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Mexican LA: The Long 20th Century
Wed., May. 18
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Event (PDT)

Moderated by Gustavo Arellano of the Los Angeles Times, join us for a discussion with historians Kelly Lytle Hernández and Natalia Molina about their new books addressing culture, ethnicity, and...

 
Rose Garden
Members' Estate Tour with Huntington Docents
Fri., May. 20
Category: Members
Location: The Huntington

Friday, May 20, 2022 | The Huntington | Free for Huntington Members at the Contributor, Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor level Members and Society of Fellows

Get the "inside story...

 
Kelly Fernandez harvests bundles of flax from The Huntington’s Herb Garden
Fiber Arts Month - Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Lace Making and Mending Demonstrations
Sat., May. 21
Category: Events
Location: Herb Garden, Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Scott Gallery Loggia

Celebrate Fiber Arts Month with skilled crafts people as they demonstrate spinning fibers into thread, making natural dyes, weaving, knitting,  lace making and mending.

10 a.m.–2 p.m. |...

 
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Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: Is There a Crisis in Cosmology?
Mon., May. 23
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Dr. Wendy L. Freedman, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, at The University of Chicago, describes the historical quest to measure how fast...

 
Coloring the Conservation Conversation
Wed., May. 25
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Author J. Drew Lanham discusses what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist,...