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Posted on Nov. 6, 2019 by Earle Havens and Mark Rankin
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What happens to a religious culture once it is no longer allowed to exist? Where might we look to find the material remnants of a religious community that was gradually suppressed ...

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Nov. 8, 2016 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Recently, the director and some of the cast from a current production of Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia stopped by The Huntington...
Nov. 3, 2016 by Olga Tsapina
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The sight of an old account ledger doesn’t generally excite many people—aside from historians and forensic accountants. But a ledger that once belonged to the famous American feminist and social...
Oct. 31, 2016 by Daniel Immerwahr
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I remember the moment when I fell in love with the Huntington Library. I was researching 19th-century agriculture and, in particular, the use of guano—the droppings of cormorants, boobies, and pelicans...
Oct. 26, 2016 by Diana W. Thompson
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Huntington arborist Daniel Goyette first investigated the two-story-high coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) near the Boone...
Oct. 18, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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An astonishingly rich installation of early American art provides a pre-Thanksgiving visual feast for Huntington visitors, beginning Oct. 22. That’s opening day for the new Jonathan and Karin Fielding...
Oct. 13, 2016 by Julie Sanders
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One of the gems in The Huntington’s library collection is a 16th-century image titled “View from Wotton Underwood.” Although officially cataloged as a “map,” it’s quite different from what...
Oct. 10, 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...
Oct. 5, 2016 by Kate Lain
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Yesterday, we handed The Huntington’s Instagram account over to journalist and essayist Lynell...
Sep. 26, 2016 by Miso Kim
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Over the past summer, 18 interns from universities across the country worked with The Huntington’s library, art, and botanical collections One of the interns, Connell Boken, is a sophomore at Whitman...
Sep. 22, 2016 by Nicole Alvarado
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Storing large-format panoramic photos is challenging. Many of the panoramas that arrive at The Huntington have been tightly rolled for long periods, making it hard to properly catalog them or even view...
Sep. 19, 2016 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Since the age of 10, filmmaker Ben Goldstein has been riveted by the life and writings of Jack London (1876–1916). His fascination with the author of The Call of the Wild and The Sea-Wolf has now spawned...
Sep. 15, 2016 by Diana W. Thompson
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Sometimes an object comes along that has so many ties to an institution’s collecting areas, it’s hard for curators to pass it up. That’s what happened in 2014, when The Huntington acquired the Ten...
Sep. 12, 2016 by Martin Butler
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The conference “Ben Jonson: 1616-2016” takes place at The Huntington on Sept. 16 and 17 in Rothenberg...
Sep. 9, 2016 by Tiffany Jo
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In J.K. Rowling's novel Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a quick-thinking Harry saves his best friend's life by making him swallow a bezoar stone—a calcification from the stomach of a goat or...
Sep. 6, 2016 by Diana W. Thompson
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Visitors familiar with the exuberant, colorful, and graphically complex works of Los Angeles–based artist Lari Pittman know not to expect something conventional. His new exhibition,
Sep. 1, 2016 by Corinne DeWitt
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In a suite of audio posts, visiting journalist Corinne DeWitt heads into our three collecting areas—Library, Art, and Botanical—and meets up with staff to explore facets of the vast collections that...