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May. 17, 2022 by Cheryl Cheng
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Why do museums matter? It’s a question on the minds of many museum leaders today, including Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, who spoke at The Huntington last month with Huntington President...
Frontiers
May. 16, 2022
Natalia Molina grew up in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park and spent evenings at the Mexican restaurant her mother owned, the Nayarit, a local landmark that her grandmother founded in 1951 ...
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May. 10, 2022 by Dympna Callaghan
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Henry E. Huntington famously built a landmark collection of rare early editions of William Shakespeares plays and poems, which remain hugely important to scholars. But what about everyone...
Lecture
May. 4, 2022
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 libraries...
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May. 3, 2022 by Li Wei Yang
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Reconstructing the social and economic lives of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in the early to mid-20th century requires a great deal of sleuthing in the archives. One such useful resource is the humble...
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Apr. 26, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Five remarkable collections that tell vivid stories from the perspectives of a broad range of historical figures landed at The Huntington recently, courtesy of the Library Collectors’ Council, a group...
Lecture
Apr. 26, 2022
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 and collecting...
Lecture
Apr. 21, 2022
Chinese American composer Nathan Wang, the 2022-23 Cheng Family Foundation Visiting Artist in the Chinese Garden, will introduce his remarkable career and the development of the opera "On Gold Mountain"...
Lecture
Apr. 19, 2022
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 of his...
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Apr. 19, 2022 by Sola Saar-Agustsson
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“Method and Material: Tempera Painting in Focus,” on view through Aug. 8 in the Huntington Art Gallery, brings together tempera works by William Blake, Joseph Edward Southall, George Tooker, Domenico...
Video
Apr. 18, 2022
An exhibition centered around Joseph Wright of Derby's masterpiece "An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump" becomes a starting point to examine how witnessing experiments with air pumps were critically...
Lecture
Apr. 13, 2022
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 natural...

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