When The Huntington acquired Henry Fuseli's The Three Witches (ca. 1785) in 2014, I could immediately see clues that there was something to discover beneath its surface.
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
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.