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Posted on May. 17, 2022 by Cheryl Cheng
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Why do museums matter? It’s a question on the minds of many museum leaders today, including Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, who spoke at The Huntington last month with Huntington President...

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May. 10, 2022 by Dympna Callaghan
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Henry E. Huntington famously built a landmark collection of rare early editions of William Shakespeares plays and poems, which remain hugely important to scholars. But what about everyone...
May. 3, 2022 by Li Wei Yang
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Reconstructing the social and economic lives of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in the early to mid-20th century requires a great deal of sleuthing in the archives. One such useful resource is the humble...
Apr. 26, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Five remarkable collections that tell vivid stories from the perspectives of a broad range of historical figures landed at The Huntington recently, courtesy of the Library Collectors’ Council, a group...
Apr. 19, 2022 by Sola Saar-Agustsson
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“Method and Material: Tempera Painting in Focus,” on view through Aug. 8 in the Huntington Art Gallery, brings together tempera works by William Blake, Joseph Edward Southall, George Tooker, Domenico...
Apr. 12, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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Anyone who has ever been overwhelmed by a bounty of fruit from a generous backyard tree faces an age-old challenge: how to store abundant, delicious, and nutritious fruit for leaner times. The Huntington...
Apr. 5, 2022 by Jennifer Wells
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Sun-drenched Southern California is hardly the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of Ireland and its history. And yet, The Huntington is one of the largest repositories in the world for Irish-related...
Mar. 29, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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At this time of year, flowering fruit trees are in the spotlight for their showy displays of pink blossoms, but there is a lot of competition throughout The Huntington’s gardens. Although many trees...
Mar. 22, 2022 by Li Wei Yang
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On April 13, 1982, Lily Lee Chen was elected to the city council of Monterey Park, a city in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County that had become one of the first “suburban Chinatowns” in...
Mar. 15, 2022 by Cheryl Cheng
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For The Huntington’s 2022 Founders’ Day celebration, a conversation was held on March 2 between acclaimed writer Charles Yu and Huntington Trustee Simon K.C. Li. They discussed Yu’s experiences writing...
Mar. 9, 2022 by Natalie Russell
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The life of Sonya Levien (1888–1960) reads like a rags-to-riches fairy tale. But it is also a story of fortitude, feminism, and the ability to balance personal, family, and financial ambitions ...
Feb. 17, 2022 by Olga Tsapina
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In 1968, the third Monday of February was designated Presidents Day—a U.S. national holiday celebrating all presidents, past and present. The choice of the date was tied to Feb. 22, George Washington’s...
Feb. 9, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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The story of pollination seems pretty basic: Plants provide incentives—most often sustenance in the form of nectar and pollen—to entice various animals to transport pollen from flower to flower ...
Feb. 2, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English language and literature and African American studies at the University of South Carolina, is The Huntington's first Octavia E. Butler Fellow for the study...
Jan. 27, 2022 by Lynne Heffley
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The Huntington's reconstruction of a 17th-century Japanese magistrate's house, shipped to the U.S. in pieces in 2020 from Marugame, Japan, has made remarkable progress since a formal Shinto roof-raising...
Dec. 28, 2021 by Kevin Durkin
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The year 2021 proved to be filled with both challenges and hope. As we look back at Verso stories from the past year, we remind ourselves of where we have been and contemplate where we are headed ...
Dec. 8, 2021 by Sandy Masuo
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Toyon is brightening winter landscapes throughout Southern California, including here at The Huntington ...