Posted on Jul. 8, 2020 by Lisa Blackburn
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With the reopening of the Botanical Gardens following a three-month COVID-19 closure, visitors have been eagerly returning to The Huntington ...

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Jun. 5, 2013 by Aaron Campbell
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Visitors who’ve roamed The Huntington might have noticed a bronze plaque near the pool at the south end of the Jungle Garden dedicated to William Hertrich, Henry Huntington’s first superintendent...
May. 31, 2013 by Thea Page
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The love affair between The Huntington and the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough is nearly 100 years old. Since Henry E. Huntington began collecting Gainsborough's work in 1911, the institution has presented...
May. 29, 2013 by Lilit Sadoyan
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Hands reveal what we think, but might not say. They express what words cannot, exposing so much about a person A subject matter of great familiarity, the drawings on view in
May. 24, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Monday will be your last chance to see the Library’s most prized books and manuscripts for a while. Back in June 2012, many of The Huntington’s treasures went on temporary display in the Scott Galleries...
May. 21, 2013 by Jennifer A.
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This past Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an article devoted...
May. 16, 2013 by Shelley Kresan
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Another post in a series from the cataloger of the Anne M. Cranston cookbook collection which consists of approximately 4400 British and American cookbooks from the 19th and 20th centuries. In this series...
May. 9, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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The second annual LitFest Pasadena takes place this Saturday May 11 at Pasadena’s Central Park. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can catch readings...
May. 3, 2013 by Jennifer Goldman
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Deciding what goes into a library exhibition is far more difficult than you might expect. After months of research in books and archival collections, you’re expected to concentrate all of that knowledge...
May. 1, 2013 by DInah LeHoven
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It’s just one shot, really. It might not even be in the final show. But creating that one shot took permission from the highest levels of The Huntington art division and several hours of direct supervision...
Apr. 26, 2013 by Jennifer Goldman
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I came across quite a few interesting pieces when I was researching my current exhibition, “Cultivating...
Apr. 23, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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Earlier this month, Adria L. Imada won the annual Lawrence W. Levine Award from the Organization of American Historians for the best book in American...
Apr. 18, 2013 by Suzanne Oatey
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Today, we’re accustomed to female soldiers, but in 1886, it must have been quite a surprise to see this female Indian scout, rifle in hand, riding along with U.S. soldiers (at left). The U.S.-issued...
Apr. 12, 2013 by Peggy Park
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The Huntington lost a good friend and supporter recently when Carol Pearson passed away in her sleep on March 7, 2013 Carol first came to The Huntington in 1958 to work for the publications department...
Apr. 9, 2013 by Catherine Wehrey
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This is one of the most common questions asked of the Library staff. The Gutenberg Bible, the Ellesmere Chaucer, and first editions of Shakespeare’s plays come to mind when considering famous older...
Apr. 5, 2013 by Matt Stevens
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When David Igler first pondered writing a book about the Pacific Ocean, he admits he felt a little bit out to sea. “I was hoping to bring the Pacific into the framework of how we think about the early...