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Lecture
Dec. 2, 2020
James P. Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgenson Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington, shares insights into a lifetime spent exploring the intersections of botany, art, literature, and history. For...
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Dec. 2, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
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Nov. 25, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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The poet John Keats called autumn a season of "mellow fruitfulness." It is a time of ripeness and abundance that completes a life cycle begun with the first buds of spring ...
Lecture
Nov. 19, 2020
Amy Stanley professor of history at Northwestern University introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno...
Lecture
Nov. 18, 2020
Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, author of The Old Drift, and recent recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science fiction novel published in the UK discusses the origins...
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Nov. 18, 2020 by Deborah Miller
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Last year, as part of the institution's Centennial Celebration, The Huntington awarded 100 free memberships to Los Angeles-area college students. This year? We awarded 500 ...
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Nov. 12, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Lecture
Nov. 11, 2020
Stephanie Jones-Rogers associate professor of history at University of California Berkeley draws upon the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals the correspondence and account books of slave traders...
Conference
Nov. 5, 2020
This conference explores the transmutation, preservation, and loss of paper as a cycle of archiving and forgetting that defined early modern artistic practice, economic transaction, and political statecraft...
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Nov. 4, 2020 by Shira Brisman
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The word "ecology" is a relational term. It speaks to the interdependency of organisms, objects, and systems with their environments. "Ecology" can also be used as a term of advocacy ...
Video
Oct. 31, 2020
Discover the eerier side of The Huntington in a virtual event where curators and botanists share rarely seen objects and otherworldly stories from deep inside the collections. Enter a mysterious world...
Lecture
Oct. 29, 2020
For this presentation, James Folsom, the Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earle Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, recounts the physical and intellectual origins of Liu Fang Yuan, reminding...

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