An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump
Science and the Sublime
Fri., Apr. 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
Fri., Apr. 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...

 
Chinese character
A Garden of Words Pt. 2
Fri., Apr. 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
Fri., Apr. 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....

 
Lotus Flower
Restore + Explore: Tai Chi with Kathy Chyan
Sat., Apr. 2
Category: Classes
Location: The Huntington

Discover pathways to restore emotional and physical well-being while exploring the beauty and tranquility of The Huntington in a new three-session program, Restore + Explore. Sessions include...

 
Kids Bonsai workshop
Children's Workshop: Bonsai Builders
Sat., Apr. 2
Category: Classes
Location: Rothenberg Hall Terrace

Kids learn about the art of bonsai in this hands-on workshop during the Huntington's annual Bonsai-a-thon weekend. They will practice techniques to prune and care for a bonsai, then take home a...

 
Ted Matson working on a prairie bonsai
Bonsai-A-Thon
Sat., Apr. 2
Category: Garden
Location: Brody Botanical Center

Sat. & Sun., April 2 & 3 | Brody Botanical Center

Southern California bonsai masters share their passion and expertise during the annual Bonsai-a-thon, presented by the Golden...

 
child and father doing crafts
Drawing Closer: Family Drop-in Program
Sat., Apr. 2
Category: Kids
Location: Huntington Art Gallery Loggia

Kids can get up close and personal with Joseph Wright of Derby's monumental painting, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, in the exhibition...

 
These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912
New Works on the Indigenous West: "These People Have Always Been a Republic"
Wed., Apr. 6
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PST)

Author Maurice Crandall and ICW Social Media Director Jessica Kim discuss Crandall's book These People Have Always Been a Republic: Indigenous Electorates in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1598-1912...

 
A man plays an erhu, a traditional Chinese musical instrument.
Music in the Chinese Garden
Wed., Apr. 6
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...

 
Is Marriage the Answer? Concerns about Marriage and Racial Inequity from W. E. B. Du Bois to Our Own Times
Wed., Apr. 6
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Tera Hunter, professor of American History and African-American Studies at Princeton University, discusses and critiques some of W. E. B. Du Bois's seminal ideas which have endured for more than a...

 
graphic illustration of Laurel Canyon with type below
MUSE/IQUE Laurel Canyon
Wed., Apr. 6
Category: Events
Location: Chinese Garden

MUSE/IQUE is back at The Huntington! Just miles from the bustling Hollywood scene, slightly out of sight, was an oasis where singer-songwriters converged to reinvent how music was made and played...

 
Erika Lee
Reckoning with America's Long History of Anti-Asian Violence
Thu., Apr. 7
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Award-winning author and historian Erika Lee discusses current efforts to reckon with America’s long history of anti-Asian violence that saw Asian immigrants massacred, expelled from cities and...

 
Photographed by Camilla Cerea
Early Modern Ireland and the Wider World
Fri., Apr. 8
Category: Conferences
Location: Rothenberg Hall

This two-day in-person conference showcases recent thinking about the history of sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth-century Ireland and of Ireland’s role in the wider world.

In light of...

 
Lotus Flower
Restore + Explore: Forest Bathing with Debra Wilbur
Sat., Apr. 9
Category: Classes
Location: The Huntington

Discover pathways to restore emotional and physical well-being while exploring the beauty and tranquility of The Huntington in a new three-session program, Restore + Explore. Sessions include...

 
air of hanging scrolls, ink on paper; calligraphy written in cursive script
Calligraphy Demonstration: Tang Qingnian 唐慶年
Sat., Apr. 9
Category: Garden
Location: Chinese Garden

Tang Qingnian will demonstrate the art of Chinese calligraphy in a presentation in the Chinese Garden and will discuss his process and career with Phillip Bloom, June and Simon K. C. Li Curator of...

 
Giant Magellan telescope at night
Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: 2020-2022: 21st Century Astronomy So Far
Mon., Apr. 11
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

The Carnegie Lecture series returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary by recreating their original lineup of speakers from the first season. Dr. John S. Mulchaey, who founded the series in 2002,...

 
"Native Hoops: The Rise of American Indian Basketball, 1895-1970"
New Works on the Indigenous West: "Native Hoops"
Wed., Apr. 13
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PST)

Author Wade Davies and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Davies' book Native Hoops: The Rise of American Indian Basketball, 1895-1970 that tells a story of hope, achievement, and celebration,...

 
18th century print of monster fighting sea monster
Wonder and Wonders: Eighteenth-Century Science and the Imagination
Wed., Apr. 13
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Tita Chico, professor at the University of Maryland, explores how the concept of wonder during the eighteenth century helps us to see the imaginative underpinnings of how we come to understand the...

 
Huntington U: Los Angeles Civic Memory: History and Public Space
Thu., Apr. 14
Category: Classes
Location: The Huntington, Steven’s Classroom

Thursdays, April 14–May 19, 2022 | 10 a.m.–noon | The Huntington, Steven's Classroom | Members $230, Public $250

Join us for a six week exploration of the history of Southern California by...

 
Chiaroscuro painting of an experiment on a bird in an air pump by Joseph Wright
Night at the Salon: Science and the Sublime
Fri., Apr. 15
Category: Events
Location: The Huntington

Join us for an exciting evening as we venture into the sublime and explore the exhibition “Science and the Sublime: A Masterpiece by Joseph...

 
Restore + Explore: Relational Mindfulness with Linnea Pyne
Sat., Apr. 16
Category: Classes
Location: The Huntington

Find calm, clarity, and purpose in a busy world with mindfulness practitioner Linnea Pyne. Mindfulness meditation and daily life practices have the power to increase one's level of "present moment...

 
Open Easter
Sun., Apr. 17
Category: Events

The Huntington is open Sunday, April 17 (Easter), 10 a.m–5 p.m. Advance tickets required.

Spring has Sprung at the Huntington Store!...
 
Two musicians
Camerata Pacifica: Season Finale
Tue., Apr. 19
Category: Events
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Music by Bach, Handel, and Schumann bring Camerata Pacifica's season to a rousing close, ending with the exuberant passion of Schumann's Piano Quartet, Op. 47. Huntington members save $10 with...

 
New Works on the Indigenous West: "Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography"
New Works on the Indigenous West: “Through a Native Lens”
Wed., Apr. 20
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Author Nicole Dawn Strathman, UNLV Professor of History William Bauer, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Strathman's book Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography that explores...

 
Skill, Speed, and Diplomacy: The Artistic Achievement of Don Bachardy
Wed., Apr. 20
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, discusses how Don Bachardy was one of the most insightful draftsmen...

 
Lisa See and Nathan Wang
Conversation: Nathan Wang and Lisa See on "On Gold Mountain"
Thu., Apr. 21
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Thurs., April 21, 2022 | 7:30–9 p.m. | Rothenberg Hall | Free with reservation

Chinese American composer Nathan Wang, the 2022-23 Cheng Family Foundation Visiting Artist in the Chinese...

 
flowers
Spring Plant Sale - Members Preview
Fri., Apr. 22
Category: Garden
Location: The Huntington

Members shop early for the best selection, April 22 and 23, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., before the sale opens to the public on Sunday, April 24. A wide selection of plants will be available, including cacti,...

 
Ayana Jamieson
Revisiting Octavia E. Butler’s Pasadena - April 23
Sat., Apr. 23
Category: Lectures
Location: Pasadena Public Library - La Pinturesca Branch

Ayana Jamieson, local educator and founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, will lead a moderated conversation about our...

 
flowers
Spring Plant Sale
Sun., Apr. 24
Category: Garden
Location: The Huntington

Shop the 47th annual spring plant sale Sunday, April 24. A wide selection of plants will be available, including cacti, succulents, tropicals, edibles, xeric, roses, trees, shrubs, perennials, and...

 
James Webb Space Telescope
Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: The Past, Present, and Future of the James Webb Space Telescope: Seeking Our Origins in Stars and Galaxies
Mon., Apr. 25
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Dr. Alan Dressler, Staff Scientist Emeritus at Carnegie Observatories describes the previous, current, and prospective state of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The JWST originated in a 1995...

 
Lonnie G. Bunch III, Karen R. Lawrence, Robert C. Davidson Jr.
Why It Matters: Lonnie G. Bunch III in conversation with Karen R. Lawrence and Robert C. Davidson Jr.
Tue., Apr. 26
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Lonnie G. Bunch III, 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, joins Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence and Huntington Governor Robert C. Davidson Jr. in a conversation about why museums...

 
New Works on the Indigenous West: "Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanization"
New Works on the Indigenous West: "Indian Cities"
Wed., Apr. 27
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom event (PDT)

Author Kent Blansett and ICW Associate Director Elizabeth Logan discuss Blansett's co-edited book Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanization that highlights the impact of Indigenous...

 
Taste of Art: Women in the Collections
Thu., Apr. 28
Category: Classes
Location: Zoom

Women in the Collections: What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking
Chef, author, museum educator, and founder of the program “ArtBites,” Maite Gomez-Rejón takes attendees on a...

 
bundle of lavender
Flower Arranging: Wellness Through Floral Design
Sat., Apr. 30
Category: Classes
Location: Rose Hills Garden Court

Participants will make a fresh floral and herb arrangement in this hands-on workshop with instructors from Flower Duet. Explore your senses through "flower therapy" and learn about the power of...

 
family event
It’s In the Air: Family Drop-in Program
Sat., Apr. 30
Category: Kids
Location: Huntington Art Gallery Loggia

Get up close and personal with Joseph Wright of Derby's monumental painting, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, in the exhibition Science and the Sublime in this family drop-in art program...

 
lavender bundle
Flower Arranging: "Bring a Buddy"
Sat., Apr. 30
Category: Classes
Location: Rose Hills Garden Court

In this family friendly class, 2 people (one adult and one additional person 7 years of age or older) will work on an arrangement together. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes...