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Posted on Nov. 13, 2019 by Clay Stalls and Anita Weaver
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With The Huntington's yearlong centennial celebration in full swing, there is no better time than now to recognize the legacy of the late Haydée Noya ...

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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...
Dec. 26, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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As 2016 winds to a close, we invite you to take another look at a dozen stories plucked from the more than 80 we’ve published this past year on Verso We start off with a meditation on the symbolism...
Dec. 22, 2016
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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...
Dec. 19, 2016 by Vanessa Wilkie
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I wrote my first serious history paper in 7th grade on the Battle of Hastings—the epic scene in 1066 when Duke William II of Normandy invaded England defeating the Saxon King Harold. After the battle...
Dec. 7, 2016 by Jane Rickard
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The poet and playwright Ben Jonson (1572–1637) was exceptionally concerned with literary posterity. His most ambitious publication was the folio collection of his Works that appeared 400 years ago this...
Nov. 30, 2016 by Nicole Block
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I grew up in Southern California and have loved The Huntington since I first visited it on a high school field trip Being an intern this past summer in the American art department was a dream come true...
Nov. 22, 2016 by James Fishburne
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Is identity mutable? Can you alter who you are? Whether or not real transformation is achievable, it is possible to change how others view you. A new exhibition in the Huntington Art Gallery examines...
Nov. 17, 2016 by Theodore Porter
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Data, made up of units so uniform as to be, almost by necessity, boring, unite to form collectives of information in a data-driven world that is recognized now as exciting, sexy, and consummately modern...
Nov. 15, 2016 by Diana W. Thompson
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As visual strategists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Dan Goods and David Delgado use art and design to explain science. Their newest...