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Posted on Jul. 7, 2021 by Sara K. Austin
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What sparks the lightning bolt of insight? How do we come to see with new eyes? Literature can expose us to perspectives strange to us, but our interpretations can also be clouded by familiarity ...

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Jun. 23, 2021 by Olga Tsapina
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In March 1852, Charles Devens, the United States Marshal for Massachusetts, submitted an expense report ...
Jun. 16, 2021 by Manuela Gomez Rhine
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Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (1830-1908) unapologetically pursued her ambitions as a sculptor in a field considered inappropriate for women and lived openly as a lesbian ...
Jun. 9, 2021 by Natalie Russell
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Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) became a cultural hero in his own right ...
Jun. 2, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Offerings of fruit, rice cakes, fish, and wine; humble gifts of pine sprigs; scatterings of salt; rhythmic chants; and a taiko drum’s deep resonant tones soaring skyward to invoke the spirits. These...
May. 5, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Experts on nomenclature—from Madison Avenue marketing executives to the parents of newborn babies—have long believed that choosing the right name can make all the difference ...
Apr. 22, 2021 by Natalie Russell
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Archives are full of mysteries. Many manuscripts are undated. Often letters are addressed to first names and signed with initials. Accurately identifying and describing an item can be a research project...
Apr. 19, 2021 by Giovana Romano Sanchez
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Featuring the work of 30 emerging and under-recognized artists from the greater Los Angeles area, "Made in L.A. 2020: a version" presents mirroring exhibitions at the Hammer Museum and The Huntington—as...
Apr. 13, 2021 by Elaine Hobby
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In 1984, The Huntington organized and hosted the first of a series of meetings of local feminists. As a brochure in the Library’s archives explains, these seminars, scheduled to take place five times...
Mar. 10, 2021 by Lily Allen
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Michelangelo and marble. Andy Warhol and silk screen. Yoko Ono and performance. Some artists have strong associations with specific mediums ...
Mar. 3, 2021 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 programs ...
Feb. 25, 2021 by Thea Page
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You never know what will happen when Melinda McCurdy's phone rings ...
Feb. 19, 2021 by Lucy Spriggs
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The year 2020 was like no other, from the devastation wrought by COVID-19 to the political turmoil and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice that erupted after the brutal killings of...
Feb. 10, 2021 by Olga Tsapina
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On April 8, 1777, John Adams, the future second president of the United States, wrote a letter to "Mr. John Quincy Adams," his eldest son and the future sixth president ...
Feb. 3, 2021 by Anna Engstrom and Sabina Zonno
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The Huntington recently released a new, comprehensive audio tour about its outdoor sculpture collection, which includes examples from the 16th to the 21st century ...
Jan. 27, 2021 by Dennis Carr
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Rising class divisions. Economic uncertainty. Anti-immigrant fervor. It was July 6, 1854 ...
Jan. 20, 2021 by Sherryl Vint and Peter Boxall
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The notion of the artificial is necessarily understood in concert with the linked notion of the natural and thus the boundary between what is found and what is made ...