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News Release
Aug. 19, 2020
As part of its Centennial Celebration, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced the creation of a one-year fellowship for the study of Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), the...
Verso
Aug. 19, 2020 by Peter Blodgett
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In January of 1851, John R. Fitch, a gold prospector, penned these words to his brother: "The wear and tear of the mines is very great." ...
Lecture
Aug. 19, 2020
Three panelists follow one of The Huntington's most studied manuscripts as it travels from curator to conservator to digitization team, who all work together to transform a 16th-century manuscript into...
Verso
Aug. 12, 2020 by Natalie Russell
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Charles Bukowski (1920–94) would have turned 100 on August 16. The so-called "poet laureate of Los Angeles low-life" had a reputation ...
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Aug. 5, 2020 by Karla Nielsen
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Most researchers using our literary collections at The Huntington are writing biographies or academic articles. But we also work with publishers and artists ...
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Jul. 29, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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If you're returning to The Huntington soon, one of the places you may want to visit is the cycad walk ...
Verso
Jul. 22, 2020 by Sean Lahmeyer
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When you walk among the living plant collections at The Huntington, especially in the Desert Garden, you may notice that many of the plants have spines ...
Frontiers
Jul. 20, 2020
Curator Olga Tsapina discusses the account book of an Underground Railroad operator.
 
The Huntington is home to extensive collections documenting the history of slavery and abolition in the...
Frontiers
Jul. 19, 2020
Andrew Raftery’s ceramic plates capture the cycle of the seasons in fine detail.
 
When the COVID-19 health crisis that has upended all our lives is over and The Huntington is again fully...
Frontiers
Jul. 17, 2020
How a Scottish scientist's invention influenced 19th-century American decorative art
 
In 2016, The Huntington opened an addition to the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, the...
Verso
Jul. 8, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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With the reopening of the Botanical Gardens following a three-month COVID-19 closure, visitors have been eagerly returning to The Huntington ...
News Release
Jul. 1, 2020
A new site-specific artwork by Lita Albuquerque, "Red Earth," greets visitors at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens as garden areas reopen after a closure of more than three months...

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