2020 Fall/Winter

Cover of Frontiers Fall Winter 2020

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Henry Fuseli, The Three Witches, ca. 1785, oil on canvas, 24 ¾ x 30 ¼ in. (62.9 x 76.8 cm). Purchased with funds from The George R. and Patricia Geary Johnson British Art Acquisition Fund. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
Dec. 22, 2020
Issue: 2020 Fall/Winter

When The Huntington acquired Henry Fuseli's The Three Witches (ca. 1782) in 2014, I could immediately see clues that there was something to discover beneath its surface.

Patti Perret, photograph of Octavia E. Butler seated by her bookcase, 1984. © Patti Perret
Dec. 22, 2020
Issue: 2020 Fall/Winter

In her life and work, Octavia E. Butler strove to embody what could be.

Author and journalist Lynell George, a 2017–18 Alan Jutzi Fellow at The Huntington, has been working with the Octavia E. Butler archives for four years. The result is a very personal book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler (Angel City Press, 2020), in which George describes how she came to know and identify with Butler

James P. Folsom, the Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earle Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, has transformed The Huntington during his 36 years at the institution. Photograph by Danielle Rudeen.
Dec. 22, 2020
Issue: 2020 Fall/Winter

The Huntington's botanical gardens have long been shaped by the vision of Jim Folsom.

When young botany student Jim Folsom traveled from Austin, Texas, to The Huntington to interview for an assistant curator job in late August of 1984, he was completely turned off by the heavy traffic and acrid smog that hung over the Los Angeles basin.