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Posted on Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...

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Dec. 13, 2018 by Usha Lee McFarling
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For years, the boxy myrtle hedges running through the heart of the Rose Garden have concerned Tom Carruth, the E.L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections at The Huntington ...
Dec. 6, 2018 by Stephen Bending and Jennifer Milam
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What do we mean by an "English," a "French," or an "American" garden? What are the differences between them in the early modern transatlantic world, and what might they—or those who experience them—still...
Dec. 3, 2018 by Vanessa Wilkie
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The family feud between England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) and her cousin, the Scottish Queen Mary (1542–1587)—not "Bloody" Mary, Elizabeth's half-sister—has fascinated people since the 16th...
Nov. 29, 2018 by Thea Page
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Something rare and golden will be unveiled in the Huntington Art Gallery this weekend. Beginning Dec. 1, four tempera-with-gold-leaf panels from an altarpiece by Florentine Renaissance master Cosimo Rosselli...
Nov. 21, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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When push comes to shove, there are two kinds of people in the world. The kind who will either run away from a fire or a fist fight, and the kind who will run toward it to get a closer look ...
Nov. 14, 2018 by Seth LeJacq
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The French surgeon Ambroise Paré occupies a curious place in medical history. He is a towering figure in Renaissance medicine and the history of surgery, and yet relatively unknown, especially next to...
Nov. 7, 2018 by Mary E. Fissell
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When we analyze an early-modern medical book nowadays, we often read it on Early English Books Online (EEBO), Google Books, or a similar platform. While such digitization has opened up all kinds of scholarly...
Oct. 30, 2018 by Olga Tsapina
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Few documents of the Founding era were more admired in the United States before the Civil War than George Washington's Farewell Address. Americans liked to think of themselves as the same nation to which...
Oct. 24, 2018 by Ann Scheid
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Documentary filmmaker and six-time Emmy Award-winner Karyl Evans will present a screening of her film "The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in The Huntington's Rothenberg...
Oct. 17, 2018 by Lynne Heffley
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It was an auspicious omen. At dusk, during a mid-September rehearsal of Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden—The Huntington's first-ever, site-specific, evening theatrical production—"these huge wild geese...
Oct. 10, 2018 by Jennifer L. Anderson and Anya Zilberstein
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Many today are familiar with Ireland's Great Potato Famine, the ecological and social calamity (exacerbated by misguided British policies) that resulted in mass starvation and an exodus of immigrants to...
Oct. 3, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Between World War I and World War II, Los Angeles experienced rapid growth, attracting new, talented architects both locally and from other parts of the U.S.. ...
Sep. 26, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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"Qhip nayr uñtasis sarnaqapxañani" is an aphorism of the Aymara people, an indigenous nation that spans Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. The saying, which roughly translates to "looking back to walk forth,"...
Sep. 19, 2018 by Thea Page
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In an exciting "first" for The Huntington, visitors this fall will be able to watch and learn about the conservation treatment of Thomas Gainsborough's iconic masterpiece The Blue Boy through a special...
Sep. 12, 2018 by Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher
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The American Civil War witnessed dramatic shifts of momentum. As armies contended for supremacy on the battlefield, their successes and failures profoundly shaped politics and civilian morale on the home...
Sep. 5, 2018 by Lisa Blackburn
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A generous bequest from Long Beach art collector Victor Gail (1929–2014) has greatly enhanced The Huntington's American decorative arts collection while underwriting its care and interpretation.. ...
Aug. 29, 2018 by Alice Klose
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Have you ever wondered how design patterns are invented and how the manufacturing process of design objects works? ...
Aug. 22, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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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...
Aug. 15, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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The summer day simmered. As artist Mario Ybarra Jr., his assistant Jennifer Vanegas, and I strolled through the gardens under the shade of carefully trimmed foliage, steam rose from the warm, dark earth...
Aug. 9, 2018 by Thea Page
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What wildly popular 19th-century painter had throngs of Londoners lining up to catch a glimpse of canvases so sensational and operatic that some swooned at the sight? ...