Posted on May. 27, 2020 by Suzanne Oatey
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She was the eldest of three daughters from Henry E. Huntington's first marriage and shared her father's appreciation for art, books, and the beauty of California ...

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Mar. 16, 2017 by Andrew R.
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Examining a real book up close can tell us things that a microfilmed or black-and-white online image of the object doesn’t show. Scholars often discover interesting information by inspecting a book’s...
Mar. 13, 2017 by Fuson Wang
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I’ve been tracking two people in the archives of the Huntington Library whose careers reveal surprising parallels One is William Wordsworth, the Romantic-era Lake District poet who made a career of...
Mar. 8, 2017 by Diana W. Thompson
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The history of art is peppered with tales of women artists who struggled to gain the same recognition as men To shine a light on women’s artistic bounty, the
Mar. 2, 2017 by William Deverell
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At the dedication of The Huntington’s Munger Research Center in 2004 California historian Kevin Starr (1940–2017) who died in January said “Southern California contemplates itself defines itself...
Feb. 27, 2017 by Kate Lain
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Last Thursday, we let art historian James Fishburne—guest curator of “A History of Whiskers: Facial...
Feb. 23, 2017 by Ted Matson
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One of the most iconic images of California is the coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) With its rugged trunk, twisting branches, and broad canopy, it adds both power and grace to our native landscape...
Feb. 20, 2017 by Olga Tsapina
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By the time of his death on Feb. 20, 1895, Frederick Douglass had become one of the most celebrated personalities in the United States. Born a slave in Maryland around 1818, he escaped to New York in...
Feb. 16, 2017 by Kate Lain
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Even if you missed the chance last week to participate in #ColorOurCollections, a coloring extravaganza organized by The New York Academy...
Feb. 13, 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...
Feb. 8, 2017 by Diana W. Thompson
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The eastern side of the North Vista contains some of The Huntington’s oldest and most precious cultivars of camellia. William...
Jan. 30, 2017 by Jennifer A.
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At daybreak on a steamy morning last August, my husband dropped me off at the Kalaupapa trailhead on the north shore of Molokai and waved goodbye A year earlier, I had convinced my husband and two children...
Jan. 25, 2017 by Caroline Wigginton
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In 1746, Jonathan Edwards—the famous preacher, theologian, and philosopher of the Great Awakening—tried to sort through the wide variety of experiences that doubt and faith can generate. Some experiences...
Jan. 18, 2017 by Ian Haywood
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The Huntington possesses a trove of images from the golden age of British caricature—most notably by artists Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827) and Isaac Cruikshank (1764–1811). It also owns some gems...
Jan. 11, 2017 by Laura Forsberg
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The next time you walk through the faux-bois trellises along the western edge of The Huntington’s Rose Garden, see if you can find a small door, carved in miniature at the base of a tree trunk, with...
Jan. 5, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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What happens when you take a single sheet of paper and apply the ancient principles of origami coupled with computer-generated folding patterns? In the hands of physicist and origami master
Jan. 1, 2017 by Melissa Lo
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We denizens of the 21st century have numerous ways to learn about our planet: seismographs, submersibles, and airborne snow observatories cover every continent. Some of the most remote Earth science instruments...