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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sep. 12, 2018 by Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher
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Battle of Gettysburg, repulse of Pickett’s charge by Thure de Thulstrupo (1849–1930), L. Prang & Co., Boston (Mass.), 1887. Color printed lithograph, overall 21 7/8 x 28 in. (55.56 x 71.12 cm)....
Sep. 5, 2018 by Lisa Blackburn
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Victor Gail (right) and his partner, Thomas Oxford, in 2001. Photo by Hal Nelson.   A generous bequest from Long Beach art collector Victor Gail (1929–2014) has greatly enhanced The Huntington’s...
Aug. 29, 2018 by Alice Klose
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Golden Lily by John Henry Dearle (British, 1859–1932), for Morris & Co., undated. Distemper on paper. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.   Have you ever wondered how...
Aug. 22, 2018 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 lectures and conferences on topics and themes related to its...
Aug. 15, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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Artist Mario Ybarra Jr. at work. Photo by Kate Lain.   In March 2018, The Huntington announced that it was partnering with East Los Angeles College’s Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) for the third...
Aug. 9, 2018 by Thea Page
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John Martin, British (1789–1854), The City of God, oil on canvas, 18 x 26 in., ca. 1850–51. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Purchased with funds from the Adele S....
Aug. 1, 2018 by Lily Allen
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John George Brown’s Scraping a Deerskin (also known as Preparing a Deer Hide), 1904, oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.). The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens....
Jul. 25, 2018 by Amanda Hernandez
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In the Herb Garden, docent Jane Leese instructs teachers selected for the first Huntington Voices teacher institute on how to dry herbs and create sachets. Photo by Lisa Blackburn. During their...
Jul. 17, 2018 by Amy Miller
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Los Angeles Times building, circa 1935. P. J. Walker Construction Company Photographs, 1923–1987. 
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. This month, Los Angeles Times...
Jul. 11, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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Master gardener volunteer Roger Gray talks with children during a recent Saturday open house at The Huntington’s Ranch Garden. Photo by Deborah Miller. The master gardeners who volunteer each...