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Posted on Oct. 23, 2019 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carribean Fragoza, a freelance journalist who writes about art in Southern California, focuses in this post on Dana Johnson, writer and associate professor of English ...

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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...
Mar. 14, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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The concept for the book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, David Armitage’s examination...
Mar. 7, 2018 by Natalie Russell
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Haiku is arguably the best-known form of poetry in the United States. But how did this distinctly Japanese art form first come to the States? ...
Feb. 28, 2018 by Anna Marie
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Martin Folkes was perhaps the best-connected and most versatile natural philosopher and antiquary of his age, an epitome of Enlightenment sociability, yet he is today a surprisingly neglected figure ...
Feb. 21, 2018 by Catherine Hess
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Here, Edward Burne-Jones painted a cave in the background, creating a sense of protection and quiet piety that contrasts with the decorative brilliance above ...
Feb. 15, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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Before Phillip E. Bloom applied to become The Huntington's Curator of the Chinese Garden, he spent two days exploring and contemplating Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance—first alone and...
Feb. 7, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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When Akira Chiba, the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles, came to visit The Huntington, he had an opportunity to look at one of the Library’s recent acquisitions—a guest book that contains the...
Jan. 31, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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What do a zebra and a musical genius have in common? In the case of George Stubbs’ painting Zebra and Thomas...
Jan. 24, 2018 by John N.
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As The Huntington’s curator of desert collections, I, along with my staff, care for 2,000 species of succulents, including a vast range of cacti, in the 10-acre
Jan. 17, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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Have you ever found yourself fascinated by the intricate shapes and features of plants, or even taken the time to draw or photograph a beautiful flower that caught your eye? In the exhibition “
Jan. 10, 2018 by David OShaughnessy
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I am convening a conference at The Huntington titled “The...
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...