Portrait of black man by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Fri., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery

Recent portrait-like paintings by contemporary British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye are displayed adjacent to the historic Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Huntington in an exhibition curated by...

 
Portrait of Dora Carrington
Method and Material
Fri., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery, Focus Room

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

 
Engraved plate by Andrew Raftery
Andrew Raftery
Fri., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Huntington Art Gallery, Works on Paper Room

American artist Andrew Raftery's series of twelve plates charts the evolution of the garden he planted in Providence, Rhode Island, as it grew and changed over the course of a calendar year....

 
Red Earth graphic
Red Earth
Fri., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Bamboo Grove of the Japanese Garden

Installed near the southern entrance to the Japanese Garden, Lita Albuquerque's "Red Earth" features an approximately six-by-four-foot boulder coated with bright red pigment and surrounded by...

 
California juniper bonsai
Lifelines/Timelines
Fri., May. 1
Category: Exhibitions
Location: Installations at five gallery entrances

"Lifelines/Timelines" explores the march of time by comparing the age of California juniper bonsai trees alongside major moments in the institution's 100-year history....

 
Group of musicians
CANCELED - Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - May 1
Fri., May. 1
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

The Miró Quartet joins LACO for an evening of outstanding chamber music, including Beethoven's String Quartet No. 12 and Mendelssohn's String Octet.

Huntington Members...

 
Sepia toned photograph of flower farmers
What Now, Part 2
Sat., May. 2
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. ...

 
Kid weaving
CANCELED - Fiber Arts Day
Sat., May. 2
Category: Events
Location: Herb Garden

EVENT CANCELED

The centuries-old crafts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing with natural plant dyes are showcased in this program in The Huntington's Herb Garden and adjacent Rose Garden....

 
Ranch garden shed
CANCELED - Ranch Open House 2019
Sat., May. 2
Category: Garden
Location: Ranch Garden

EVENT CANCELED

Stop by The Huntington's urban agriculture site during its weekly open hours and pick up some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. Volunteers from the L.A. Master Gardener...

 
Photo of textile artist Porfirio Gutierrez
CANCELED - Woven Tradition
Sat., May. 2
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

The town of Teotitlán del Valle in the Mexican state of Oaxaca is renowned for its weaving traditions and is an important center of indigenous Zapotec culture. Zapotec master...

 
Arbury Hall
CANCELED - Society of Fellows: Scholarly Scuffle
Mon., May. 4
Category: Society of Fellows
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

The Huntington's own Steve Hindle, W.M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, and Robert Hori, Gardens Cultural Curator and Program Director, present: A Comparative History...

 
musican playing instrument in the Chinese Garden
CANCELED - Music in the Chinese Garden
Wed., May. 6
Category: Garden
Location: Chinese Garden

EVENT CANCELED

Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. General admission. (Canceled in the event of rain.)

 
kids splashing hands in a fountain
Free Day - 2018
Thu., May. 7
Category: Events

Admission is free on the first Thursday of the month with advance reservations. Free Days are made possible by the generous support of Wells Fargo.

 
20th century photo of Japanese family in flower field
CANCELED - Members' Discovery Program: Collecting for the Library, Part 2
Fri., May. 8
Category: Members

EVENT CANCELED

Co-curators Claudia Funke, Chief Curator and Associate Director of Library Collections, and Erin Chase, Assistant Curator of Architecture and Photography, talk about the...

 
spring flowers
Mother's Day
Sun., May. 10
Category: Events

From world-class art and exhibitions to glorious gardens, make it a day to celebrate mom. Treat mom to a lavish champagne brunch, tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room, or delight her with something...

 
Interior of a Japanese teahouse
CANCELED - Japanese Teahouse Tour
Mon., May. 11
Category: Tours
Location: Japanese Garden

EVENT CANCELED

Learn about the history of the Japanese Garden's ceremonial teahouse and the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at 20-minute intervals on the second Monday...

 
Musicians playing musical instruments
CANCELED - Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica - May 12
Tue., May. 12
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

In their season finale, the musicians of Camerata Pacifica perform Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosen" and two works by Beethoven: his String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 130,...

 
Detail of a rare book before 1501
Huntington Incunabula in the Digital Era - Zoom Lecture
Wed., May. 13
Category: Lectures

Join Huntington staff members Stephen Tabor (Curator of Rare Books), Joel Klein (Molina Curator for the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences) and Holly Mendenhall (Digital Projects Manager) for...

 
Billy Goodnick
CANCELED - Demystifying the Art of Planting Design
Thu., May. 14
Category: Garden
Location: Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center

EVENT CANCELED

Landscape architect Billy Goodnick demystifies the design tricks used by pros to create gardens that are not only beautiful and well put together but complement the owner's...

 
Satellite
CANCELED - The Global Cosmos: Dislocation and Discontent in the Space Age
Fri., May. 15
Category: Conferences
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

New scholarship has revealed the many displacements, disruptions, and conflicts associated with space travel in the 20th and early 21st centuries. Leading scholars from many...

 
Paper flower
CANCELED - Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Paper Flower Fun
Sat., May. 16
Category: Kids
Location: Rose Garden

EVENT CANCELED

Drop by the Rose Garden and learn how to make paper roses, wisteria, and other springtime flowers that will last the whole year round. Enjoy stories about gardens while...

 
Galaxies
CANCELED - Carnegie Lecture - Hubble’s Troublesome Constant
Mon., May. 18
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

Dr. Chris Burns, Research Associate, Carnegie Observatories, covers the history of Edwin Hubble's Constant, a type of unit that measures the expansion of the universe, and...

 
Portrait of a woman
CANCELED - 3Tu: Focus Gallery Tour
Tue., May. 19
Category: Society of Fellows

EVENT CANCELED

Melinda McCurdy, Associate Curator of British Art, takes us through a new installation in the Huntington Art Gallery, featuring items from The Huntington's permanent...

 
Nan Rae teaching students how to paint
CANCELED - Painting with Nan Rae
Wed., May. 20
Category: Classes

EVENT CANCELED

Learn to create watercolors inspired by the art of Chinese brush painting in this monthly class with artist Nan Rae. Newcomers welcome.

 
Detail of map of the USA with agricultural nicknames
Distinguished Fellow Lecture: A Farmer's Nation - Zoom Lecture
Wed., May. 20
Category: Lectures

Christopher Clark, professor of history at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, explores how conflicts in agriculture over possession of land and slavery in 19th-century United States shaped...

 
Fresco painting of bird and citrus tree
CANCELED - Historia Plantarum
Thu., May. 21
Category: Lectures
Location: Auditorium, Brody Botanical Center

EVENT CANCELED

Alain Touwaide, historian of botany, medicine, and medicinal plants, explores related topics in a four-part seminar series. The theme for the 2020 season is Reading...

 
Yan Zhenqing (709-785): Poem for General Pei (excerpt)
CANCELED - How to Read Chinese Calligraphy
Thu., May. 21
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

It's not necessary to know the Chinese language in order to appreciate Chinese calligraphy: The strokes of ink and brush notate a performance that can be experienced...

 
flags
Open Memorial Day
Mon., May. 25
Category: Events

The Huntington is open May 25 (Memorial Day), 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

 
Photograph of Octavia Butler
CANCELED - Playbook of the Sower: Octavia E. Butler as a Guide for World-Building
Wed., May. 27
Category: Events
Location: Haaga Hall

EVENT CANCELED

Two participatory public programs draw on the work of speculative fiction writer Octavia E. Butler as creative inspiration for building a better world.

- Building...

 
Jim Folsom and participants in his class standing before table with vegetables
CANCELED - Botany Bay Series - May 28
Thu., May. 28
Category: Garden
Location: Auditorium, Brody Botanical Center

EVENT CANCELED

Explore the wonders of the plant world through discussion and hands-on lab time in this monthly series for "citizen scientists" led by Jim Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen...

 
Chinese calligraphy
CANCELED - Society of Fellows Preview: A Garden of Words: The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan
Thu., May. 28
Category: Society of Fellows

EVENT CANCELED

Society of Fellows Members are invited to an open house of the completed Chinese Garden, and reception and exhibition preview of...