Portrait of black man by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Sun., Mar. 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...

 
Engraved plate by Andrew Raftery
Andrew Raftery
Sun., Mar. 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....

 
Toddlers playing on a drum
CANCELED - HuntingTots: PLAY Music
Wed., Mar. 4
Category: Kids

EVENT CANCELED

Young music fans (ages 6 months to 3 years) can enjoy songs, stories, instrument play, and movement activities—some of them inspired by objects in the collections, such as...

 
musican playing instrument in the Chinese Garden
CANCELED - Music in the Chinese Garden
Wed., Mar. 4
Category: Garden
Location: Chinese Garden

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

 
shakespeare
CANCELED - Huntington U: Milton’s Shakespeare
Thu., Mar. 5
Category: Classes

EVENT CANCELED

In 2019, scholars identified John Milton's handwritten annotations in a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio. Inspired by that discovery, Professor Heidi Brayman of the...

 
kids splashing hands in a fountain
Free Day - 2018
Thu., Mar. 5
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.

 
Cover of Parable of the Sower graphic novel
President's Series: Author Talk and Signing: Parable of the Sower, A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Thu., Mar. 5
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of...

 
Examples of pu-erh tea
Tea Workshop: Aged Teas
Sat., Mar. 7
Category: Classes

Join Linda Louie from Bana Tea Company and Angie Lee from 1001 Plateaus for a focused tasting of several rare, aged Chinese teas, including dark teas such as Pu'er plus white and oolong varieties...

 
Painting of women having tea
Taste of Art: The Art of English Tea
Sat., Mar. 7
Category: Classes

Explore the history and traditions of English tea, as represented by works of art in the galleries, then prepare and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones,...

 
Drawing of stone lantern
CANCELED - Drawing The Huntington
Sat., Mar. 7
Category: Classes

EVENT CANCELED

Artist Richard Scott conducts eight drawing classes focusing on the art, architecture, and gardens of The Huntington. Sessions are suitable for beginners as well as...

 
Ranch garden shed
CANCELED - Ranch Open House 2019
Sat., Mar. 7
Category: Garden
Location: Ranch Garden

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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...

 
Maria Sibylla Merian illustration of butterfly and flowers
Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party
Sat., Mar. 7
Category: Kids
Location: Library Exhibition Hall, West Entry

Join us in the Library's "Beautiful Science" exhibition and outdoors under the oak tree for our Gallery Party showcasing the contributions of scientist and artist Maria Sibylla Merian, whose...

 
Interior of a Japanese teahouse
CANCELED - Japanese Teahouse Tour
Mon., Mar. 9
Category: Tours
Location: Japanese Garden

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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...

 
Photo of Wade Graham
Talk & Book Signing: California and the Birth of the Modern Garden
Mon., Mar. 9
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Wade Graham, author of American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are, explores the birth and career of the modern garden in California...

 
Line of wine glasses
The Wines of Burgundy
Wed., Mar. 11
Category: Classes

Chef and sommelier Brad Owen leads an in-depth exploration of the different elements that make Burgundy one of the most complex and compelling wines in the world. The program includes lecture and...

 
Audubons print of a swan
CANCELED - Under Pressure: The Birds of America and the Paradox of Print
Wed., Mar. 11
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

Professor Jennifer Roberts of Harvard University explores John James Audubon's ornithological prints as they teetered between virtuality and materiality, and considers what...

 
Green clivia plant
CANCELED - An Introduction to Clivia
Thu., Mar. 12
Category: Garden
Location: Ahmanson Classroom, Brody Botanical Center

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Malcolm R. Shrimplin, president of the North American Clivia Society, provides an overview of this popular genus of flowering plants native to southern Africa. He discusses...

 
Fresco painting of bird and citrus tree
CANCELED - Historia Plantarum - Mar. 12
Thu., Mar. 12
Category: Lectures
Location: Auditorium, Brody Botanical Center

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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...

 
Group of musicians
Chamber Music Concert: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra - Mar. 13
Fri., Mar. 13
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra brings their Baroque Conversations: Border Crossings program to The Huntington.

Huntington Members save 10% on concert ticket...

 
Tai chi
CANCELED - Tai Chi - Mar-Apr
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Classes
Location: Chinese Garden

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Experience tai chi in the tranquil setting of the gardens in this seven-part (Mar. 14–Apr. 25) series led by instructor Kathy Chyan, suitable for beginning and intermediate...

 
Basket full of herbs
CANCELED - Family Program: Meet Me in the Garden - Mar 14
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Kids
Location: Herb Garden

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Join us for Meet Me in the Garden, an early-open garden program for families of all abilities. Explore the Herb Garden at your own pace, and enjoy inclusive, multisensory...

 
Clivia
CANCELED - Clivia Show & Sale
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Garden
Location: Brody Botanical Center

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More than 200 beautiful plants and floral displays are on view during the 17th annual Clivia Show and Sale, Saturday and Sunday, March 14–15. Visitors can enjoy prize-winning...

 
Spring bouquet
CANCELED - Flower Arranging: Spring Floral Baskets
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Classes

EVENT CANCELED

Make a modern floral basket with lovely spring bulbs, fragrant hyacinth, and lush greenery in this hands-on class presented by Flower Duet.

 
Ted Matson
CANCELED - Family Curator Tour: Bonsai and Books
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Kids

EVENT CANCELED

What do The Canterbury Tales and a bonsai tree have in common? Meet Ted Matson, curator of The Huntington's bonsai collection, and find out. Learn about a unique bonsai...

 
California juniper bonsai
Lifelines/Timelines
Sat., Mar. 14
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....

 
Pink flower arrangement in basket
CANCELED - Children's Flower Arranging: Floral Baskets
Sat., Mar. 14
Category: Kids

EVENT CANCELED

Kids make charming spring floral baskets with fragrant hyacinth and pastel blossoms in this workshop led by Kit Wertz and Casey Schwartz of Flower Duet. Ages 7 and up. (Fee...

 
Bonsai
CANCELED - 3Tu: Lifelines/Timelines
Tue., Mar. 17
Category: Society of Fellows

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Ted Matson, Curator of the Bonsai Collections, leads a tour of his exhibition, "Lifelines/Timelines." This living exhibition features bonsai installations at five gallery...

 
Hilton Als
CANCELED - The Red and the Black: Hilton Als on Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Painterly Universe
Tue., Mar. 17
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

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Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker critic and curator of the exhibition The Hilton Als Series: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, gives an...

 
Nan Rae teaching students how to paint
CANCELED - Painting with Nan Rae
Wed., Mar. 18
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.

 

 

 
Print of anatomy theater
CANCELED - Beyond Anatomy: Medical Images and Notions of Disease
Wed., Mar. 18
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

Professor Domenico Bertoloni Meli of Indiana University highlights connections and differences between anatomical images and general medical images as well as emphasizing...

 
Bonsai
CANCELED - 63rd Annual Bonsai Show
Sat., Mar. 21
Category: Garden
Location: Brody Botanical Center

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Discover the timeless appeal of an ancient horticultural art form as the California Bonsai Society presents its 63rd annual show, Saturday and Sunday, March 21–22. Dozens of...

 
Portrait of Dora Carrington
Method and Material
Sat., Mar. 21
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....

 
Red Earth graphic
Red Earth
Sat., Mar. 21
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...

 
Hands holding soil
CANCELED - Family Drop-In Program - Garden Party: Soil Searchers
Sat., Mar. 21
Category: Kids
Location: Children's Garden

EVENT CANCELED

Join soil superstar Lora Hall and learn all about the secrets of the soil, including how worms help create the best soil ever. We'll read stories about soil, get our hands...

 
Sunset landscape over an observatory
CANCELED - Carnegie Lecture - Sky Full of Fireflies: Time-Domain Astronomy in the 2020s
Mon., Mar. 23
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

EVENT CANCELED

Dr. K. Decker French, Hubble Fellow, Carnegie Observatories, leads us through the new astrophysics that can be uncovered with time-sensitive observations in the next decade. ...

 
Musicians playing musical instruments
CANCELED - Chamber Music: Camerata Pacifica - March 24
Tue., Mar. 24
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

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The award-winning ensemble, along with featured guest artists, performs a concert of contemporary and classical works, among them Lera Auerbach's "Dreammusik" concerto.

 
Jim Folsom with participants in botany class
CANCELED - Botany Bay Series - March 26
Thu., Mar. 26
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...

 
Vintage photograph of Japanese samurai house
CANCELED - Village Life in Tokugawa Era Japan
Thu., Mar. 26
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

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Luke Roberts, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, discusses the daily lives of villagers during the Tokugawa period (1600–1868); what (and...

 
Celebration Garden
CANCELED - Members’ Orientation
Sat., Mar. 28
Category: Members

EVENT CANCELED

Gain an insider's view of The Huntington and its history during a special guided tour.

 
Eucalyptus Overlooking the San Gabriels at Sunset painting by Peter Adams
CANCELED - Art Matters 2020: San Marino League Art Show
Sat., Mar. 28
Category: Events
Location: Brody Botanical Center

EVENT CANCELED (may be postponed until Spring 2021)

The San Marino League presents its sixth juried fine art show and sale, "Art Matters 2020," March 28–29 in the Brody Botanical Center....

 
Girl coloring
CANCELED - Family Drop-In Program - Art Studio: Drawing from Nature
Sat., Mar. 28
Category: Kids
Location: Banta Education Center

EVENT CANCELED

Celebrate springtime in this drop-in open studio for nature lovers of all ages. Design like an insect, build like a bird, and create a masterpiece inspired by the greatest...