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Oct. 9, 2019
SAN MARINO, Calif.— New works of art and literature will debut at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in "Beside the Edge of the World," one of the programs marking The Huntington's...
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Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...
Lecture
Oct. 9, 2019
Researcher T.J. Stiles describes the last year of Custer's life through the eyes of teenager Bertie Swett. Swett came to know Custer and his wife Libbie at Fort Abraham Lincoln and in Manhattan while America...
Lecture
Oct. 3, 2019
Sachiko Kusukawa, professor of the history of science at the University of Cambridge, explores the many ways images served early modern science, from anatomical atlases and botanical illustrations to telescopic...
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Oct. 2, 2019 by Lauren Rodriguez
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With his back turned to us, a mechanic is the focal point of Hugo Gellert's painting Worker and Machine (1928), currently on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery of American Art ...
Lecture
Oct. 2, 2019
Edmund Russell, professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University and the Dibner Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington, discusses the motives, construction, and consequences of the completion of transcontinental...
Lecture
Sep. 26, 2019
Eugene Wang, professor of art history at Harvard University, discusses the Qianlong Garden in the northeast corner of the Forbidden City. Built in the 1770s, the whole garden space can be seen as a five-act...
Lecture
Sep. 25, 2019
James Walvin, professor emeritus at the University of York and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington, discusses the widespread global ramifications of African slavery that transformed...
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Sep. 25, 2019 by Alexander Statman
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"The Qianlong emperor, now regnant, gave a truly paternal feast for 3,000 old men assembled from all parts of the empire." ...
Conference
Sep. 21, 2019
Wallace Stevens is regarded as one of the great American poets, yet he was also an inimitable letter writer. Leading international experts make the first concerted effort to study Stevens' letters as a...
Video
Sep. 20, 2019
Organized around themes defined by the verbs "Fight" "Return" "Map" "Move" and "Build" the exhibition "Nineteen Nineteen" showcases items that embody an era in flux. Rare books posters letters...
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Sep. 18, 2019 by Bart Eeckhout and Lisa Goldfarb
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Especially among poets, artists, and scholars, Wallace Stevens stands as one of the giants of American poetry ...

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