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Posted on Nov. 20, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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"What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century," Part 1, in the Library's West Hall through February 17, offers what co-curator Claudia Funke calls "a tantalizing glimpse of The Huntington's...

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Jan. 3, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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Last fall, roughly 100 sixth-graders from the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Altadena, Calif., and 75 eighth-graders from the Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School in Los Angeles came to The...
Dec. 18, 2017 by Lisa Blackburn
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If the hectic pace of the holiday season has you craving a bit of tranquility, try this centuries-old tip for restoring inner calm—spend some quiet time in the contemplation of stones The annual
Dec. 13, 2017 by Vanessa Wilkie
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In April 1917, the Cambria set sail from London for New York. Most of the passengers had no idea that one of the world’s great libraries...
Dec. 6, 2017 by Ulinka Rublack
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The origins of the Protestant Reformations are often traced to the German friar Martin Luther (1483–1546), who on Oct. 31, 1517, posted a document with 95 theses against the indulgence trade—in which...
Nov. 29, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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To complement the exhibition “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” The Huntington engaged...
Nov. 22, 2017 by Diana W. Thompson
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Before leaving the foyer of the exhibition “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” take a...
Nov. 16, 2017 by Daniel Lewis
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In astronomy, the first time a telescope lens is exposed to the night sky for viewing is referred to as first light. Astronomers and the people who design and construct telescopes eagerly await first...
Nov. 13, 2017 by Catherine Wagley
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Opening Nov. 18, the exhibition “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington” will...
Nov. 8, 2017 by Molly Curtis
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Often when we view a painting we take stock of the storytelling elements that leave us with a certain thought or feeling. Especially when we are confronted with works that are associated with realism...
Nov. 3, 2017
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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...
Oct. 30, 2017 by David Loewenstein
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The Ridge Lecture in Literature, which I’ll deliver at The Huntington’s Rothenberg...
Oct. 26, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Huntington is mounting an exhibition that explores the power of the written word as a mechanism for radical change. “
Oct. 23, 2017 by Catherine Wagley
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Opening Nov. 18, the exhibition “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington” will be on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries...
Oct. 18, 2017 by James Glisson
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The exhibition “Frederick Hammersley: To Paint without Thinking” runs from Oct. 21, 2017, to Jan. 22, 2018, in the Susan...
Oct. 12, 2017 by William Warner
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Between 1600 and 1900, the newspaper began to occupy a central position in the modern societies of Europe and North America. These publications helped make information current and critical, legitimate...
Oct. 9, 2017 by Leah Klement
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All medieval manuscripts are valuable. But some sell for much more than others, with prices reaching well into the tens of millions. Beauty is one common reason a text might fetch a higher price. Finely...