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Posted on Nov. 14, 2018 by Seth LeJacq
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The French surgeon Ambroise Paré occupies a curious place in medical history. He is a towering figure in Renaissance medicine and the history of surgery, and yet relatively unknown, especially next...

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Nov. 7, 2018 by Mary E. Fissell
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When we analyze an early-modern medical book nowadays, we often read it on Early English Books Online (EEBO), Google Books, or a similar platform. While such digitization has opened up all kinds of...
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Oct. 30, 2018
You Learned in Kindergarten, Right? Let's test that. Believe it or not, this modern-looking bookmark (see right) is the result of a paper-folding course taught in kindergarten around 1900. It was...
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Oct. 30, 2018 by Olga Tsapina
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Few documents of the Founding era were more admired in the United States before the Civil War than George Washington's Farewell Address. Americans liked to think of themselves as the same nation to...
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Oct. 29, 2018
The last observations of a small Hawaiian bird Pencil sketch of a Kaua‘i ‘O‘o by H. Douglas Pratt.   In Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai‘i (Yale University Press,...
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Oct. 29, 2018
Cactus's soft touch provides key to its survival A magnified spine cluster of Mammillaria plumosa, showing the feather-like nature of the spines. Photograph by Raquel Folgado Casado.   As The...
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Oct. 29, 2018
A paintings conservator and an ear surgeon talk shop The Huntington’s senior paintings conservator, Christina O’Connell, examines The Blue Boy, made around 1770 by the English painter Thomas...
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Oct. 24, 2018
SAN MARINO, Calif.— Two Los Angeles-based artists—Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. —debut new work beginning Nov. 10 as part of an ongoing contemporary arts initiative at The Huntington Library...
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Oct. 24, 2018 by Ann Scheid
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Documentary filmmaker and six-time Emmy Award-winner Karyl Evans will present a screening of her film "The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in The Huntington's...
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Oct. 17, 2018 by Lynne Heffley
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The Garden of Flowing Fragrance at The Huntington is the inspiration for playwright Stan Lai’s new site-specific work, Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden, which is having its sold-out world premiere...
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Oct. 14, 2018
Award-winning landscape architect Steve Martino is joined by Caren Yglesias, author of Desert Gardens of Steve Martino, for a discussion about landscaping for arid climates. Martino's pioneering...
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Oct. 12, 2018
This interdisciplinary conference focuses on the transatlantic dynamics of food and power in the long 18th century. Historians, historical geographers, and literary scholars will assess the...
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Oct. 10, 2018 by Jennifer L. Anderson and Anya Zilberstein
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James Gillray, The Plumb-Pudding in Danger–or–State Epicures Taking un Petit Souper, 1805, London. This caricature depicts the imperial powers of Britain and France, represented here by Prime...
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Oct. 10, 2018
Paul Theroux, travel writer and novelist, explains how Jack London's experiences and observations in the Hawaiian Islands still resonate today, based on Theroux's own experiences and observation as a...
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Oct. 3, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Edward Warren Hoak (1901–1978), chief designer, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, ca. 1935. John Parkinson (1861–1935) and Donald Parkinson (1895–1945), architects. Charcoal on tracing paper, 16...
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Oct. 3, 2018
Tom Ford, fashion designer and filmmaker, discusses the making of his 2009 film, A Single Man, based on Christopher Isherwood's semi-autobiographical novel, published in 1964. Isherwood's archive,...
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Sep. 26, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carolina Caycedo stands in front of the presentation screens on which she has arranged black-and-white photographic copies gathered from her research. Photo by Kate Lain.   In March 2018, The...
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Sep. 26, 2018
Gary W. Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia, explores how popular and academic understandings of the Civil War align with, or depart from, the...
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Sep. 26, 2018
Left: Helen Lundeberg (1908–1999), Irises (The Sentinels), 1936, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm). The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Purchased with funds from...
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Sep. 19, 2018
SAN MARINO, CA-- The exhibition "Project Blue Boy" will open at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 22, 2018, offering visitors a glimpse into the technical...
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Sep. 19, 2018 by Thea Page
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Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy (ca. 1770) in normal light photography. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.   In an exciting “first” for The Huntington, visitors this...