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Posted on Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...

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Aug. 1, 2018 by Lily Allen
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In John George Brown's Scraping a Deerskin of 1904, sunshine bathes the inside of a toolshed. The light flows from a window that frames a cheery, rural landscape. Yet inside the shed, a rather gruesome...
Jul. 25, 2018 by Amanda Hernandez
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During their summer break, 30 selected teachers participated in the first Huntington Voices teacher institute, spending a week on site to learn from Education staff and others how to use The Huntington's...
Jul. 17, 2018 by Amy Miller
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This month, Los Angeles Times employees decamp from their namesake building at the corner of First and Spring streets downtown. After 83 years of occupying the building, the Times is moving staff to a...
Jul. 11, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The master gardeners who volunteer each Saturday at the Huntington Ranch Garden Open House are the perfect hosts for this one-of-a-kind garden experience.. ...
Jul. 3, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The offerings are explosive: "Balloon Rockets, Devil Bombs, and Barking Dog Cap Bombs, Floating Stars changing colors, making a most beautiful display in the air," reads a fireworks catalog entry. A promotional...
Jun. 27, 2018 by Steve Hindle
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As one of the world's leading institutions for collections-based research, The Huntington has for almost a century provided essential support and a congenial environment for the conduct of scholarship...
Jun. 20, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. begin their residencies at The Huntington by bringing distinct approaches to making new work inspired by the institution's library, art, and garden collections. Whether...
Jun. 13, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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Jun. 6, 2018 by Natalie Russell
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We have invited Natalie Russell, assistant curator of literary collections at The Huntington, to share with us her take on Lewis Carroll and items in our collections related to him and his work ...
May. 30, 2018 by Leah Klement
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In The Huntington's collections, there is a late 15th-century manuscript whose title in the Library catalog is "Astrological and Medical Compilation." Many medieval manuscripts are "compiled" in the sense...
May. 23, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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A recent tour of Puya in the Desert Garden with The Huntington’s curator of the desert collections, John Trager, turned me from a Puya Ignoramus...
May. 16, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Visitors to public gardens tend to view trees as background. Exotic blooms, shimmering ponds, and sweeping vistas of color draw the eye more readily. “
May. 9, 2018 by Jerrold E.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus first appeared in print 200 hundred years ago, when the author was only 20. Since 1818, her boundary-breaking novel has become...
May. 2, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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An old Hollywood crowd graces bed number 15 North in The Huntington’s Rose Garden. ‘Ronald Reagan’ and ‘Nancy Reagan’ naturally...
Apr. 25, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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E.L. Trouvelot made one big mistake in his life: releasing, by accident, gypsy moths he was studying into the woods near his home in Medford, Massachusetts in the 1860s. This error, which had dire consequences...
Apr. 18, 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 collections...
Apr. 11, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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A group of Herb Garden docents gathered in the Botanical Center’s headhouse one recent morning to begin work on a textile installation piece they plan to display at the upcoming
Apr. 4, 2018 by Catherine Bates
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Shakespeare’s Sonnets are enduringly popular. Many people recognize famous lines from the sequence or even know some of the sonnets by heart. Even though the first edition, published in 1609, was not...
Mar. 28, 2018 by Daniel K.
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John Ogilby was born in Scotland in 1600, died in London in 1676, and was, at various points in between, a dancing master, a theatrical impresario, a translator of Virgil and Homer, and a widely read...
Mar. 21, 2018 by Olga Tsapina
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On August 26, 1852, Charles Sumner (1811–1874), the junior Senator from Massachusetts, took the floor of the United States Senate to deliver a major speech against slavery. For three hours, Sumner blasted...