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Posted on Jun. 3, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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When The Huntington closed nearly three months ago due to a global pandemic some employees whose work was on hiatus because of diminished activities received work reassignments. We asked one of them...

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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? ...
Aug. 1, 2018 by Lily Allen
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In John George Brown's Scraping a Deerskin of 1904, sunshine bathes the inside of a toolshed. The light flows from a window that frames a cheery, rural landscape. Yet inside the shed, a rather gruesome...
Jul. 25, 2018 by Amanda Hernandez
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During their summer break, 30 selected teachers participated in the first Huntington Voices teacher institute, spending a week on site to learn from Education staff and others how to use The Huntington's...
Jul. 17, 2018 by Amy Miller
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This month, Los Angeles Times employees decamp from their namesake building at the corner of First and Spring streets downtown. After 83 years of occupying the building, the Times is moving staff to a...
Jul. 11, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The master gardeners who volunteer each Saturday at the Huntington Ranch Garden Open House are the perfect hosts for this one-of-a-kind garden experience.. ...
Jul. 3, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The offerings are explosive: "Balloon Rockets, Devil Bombs, and Barking Dog Cap Bombs, Floating Stars changing colors, making a most beautiful display in the air," reads a fireworks catalog entry. A promotional...