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Posted on Dec. 4, 2019 by Carribean Fragoza
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The new visual and written works in "Beside the Edge of the World" guide us boldly beyond the limits of the world documented in archives ...

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May. 17, 2017 by Steve Hindle
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As acting president of The Huntington, I am having the great pleasure of immersing myself in the wide-ranging activities that take place in this extraordinary institution. Our exhibitions program is chief...
May. 11, 2017 by Sophie Coulombeau
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The last decade has seen a surge of interest in historical fiction. Led by Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies—novels that chronicle the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell (1485–1540)...
May. 8, 2017 by Tom Smith
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One of the greatest joys for historians doing archival research is the opportunity to become lost in someone else’s world. I had this experience during my recent fellowship at The Huntington as I delved...
May. 3, 2017 by Chip Long
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Early in his life, the celebrated British writer Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966) thought he’d make furniture for a living; he also studied art. While he ultimately abandoned those paths, his desire to make...
Apr. 27, 2017 by Diana W. Thompson
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As you stroll through the Frances and Sidney Brody California Garden, you may find it hard to believe...
Apr. 24, 2017 by Kristi Westberg
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Five hundred years before government officials in some countries got in the business of censoring Instagram feeds or Twitter accounts, the Roman Catholic Church was using ink to black out text that it...
Apr. 21, 2017 by Diana W. Thompson
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For Kyoto-based landscape designer Takuhiro Yamada, the tea garden he designed in The Huntington’s Japanese...
Apr. 19, 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...
Apr. 17, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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In June 2016, The Huntington launched a crowdsourcing project called “Decoding the Civil War” to transcribe and decipher a collection of 15,922 U.S. Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his...
Apr. 13, 2017 by Susan and
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The Huntington Library is a vast treasure box, replete with more than nine million items, including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps. In addition, the Library houses a variety of oddities—such...
Apr. 10, 2017 by Jennifer A.
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One afternoon in the Library’s archive, I found a battered and scuffed photograph at...
Apr. 6, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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The Huntington is launching the first major exhibition on the life and work of award-winning science-fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), whose
Apr. 3, 2017 by Laura Dassow
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“Walden. Yesterday I came here to live.” That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place him in the...
Mar. 30, 2017
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In 2016, The Huntington launched /five, a five-year contemporary arts...
Mar. 27, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Children with autism react to sensory stimuli in very different ways. Some children on the autism spectrum are overly sensitive, while others are just the opposite. The Huntington offers a range of environments...
Mar. 22, 2017 by Courtney Skipton
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In 19th-century Britain the mere fact of being poor could land you in prison—debtors’ prison that is. The history of British prisons and how artists and architects documented the social political...