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Posted on Jun. 19, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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"Take every painting on a case-by-case basis." That's the mantra voiced by three members of the younger generation of conservators ...

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Jun. 12, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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Have you ever wondered what happens to the ripe, luscious oranges you see growing in The Huntington's orchards? They help feed people in need ...
Jun. 5, 2019 by Deborah Miller
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This is the season when students start scribbling words like "Have a great summer!" ...
May. 22, 2019 by Natalie Russell
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"Books are weapons in the war of ideas." This was the motto of the Council on Books in Wartime, a consortium of ...
On March 27, 1802, Britain and France signed the Treaty of Amiens, ending a decade of warfare ...
May. 8, 2019 by Peter Blodgett
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It has been 150 years since eastbound and westbound railroad tracks first met at Utah's Promontory Summit, the culmination of many years of planning ...
May. 1, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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Kelly Fernandez, head gardener of the Herb and Shakespeare gardens at The Huntington, and her team of docent volunteers are always on the lookout for plant materials ...
Apr. 24, 2019 by Justin Underhill
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I am a digital art historian at the University of California, Berkeley, who studies American and early modern European art ...
Apr. 24, 2019 by Melinda McCurdy
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A placid river lazily flows past verdant hills, a high mountain retreat rests beneath towering pines, and delicate arches glow in the warmth of the setting sun ...
Apr. 17, 2019 by Peter Lake and Koji Yamamoto
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Stereotyping in early modern England and its colonies deserves scrutiny in our time because stereotypes were pervasive ...
Apr. 10, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The eye-catching new rose that is helping The Huntington celebrate its centennial year was unveiled just a few months ago ...
Apr. 2, 2019 by Katherine Evans
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It's midmorning at The Huntington, and the kitchen of the Rose Garden Tea Room is abuzz with activity ...
Mar. 27, 2019 by Olga Tsapina
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In the spring of 1838, Henry Meigs (1782–1861)—a veteran of the War of 1812, former U.S. Representative, and a successful lawyer—discovered that he was sharing his house ...
Mar. 20, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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Ask any bonsai aficionado to name the most famous bonsai in North America, and the answer will almost certainly be "Goshin." ...
Mar. 13, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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In February, The Huntington announced that it had acquired a 320-year-old Magistrate's House from Marugame in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture ...
Mar. 6, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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At a time when humanities programs are being slashed from college and university budgets, The Huntington and Caltech have joined forces to launch a new research institute ...
Feb. 27, 2019 by Deborah Miller
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Known today as the "Father of Black History," Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950) was one of the first black historians to begin writing about black culture and experience ...
Feb. 20, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. 1964) began his formal training in art at the age of 12 as an apprentice to a painter, but it was not until many years later ...
Feb. 13, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The modern valentine is inextricably linked to romance—candle-lit dinners, a dozen red roses, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But the long, complex, and fascinating history of valentine cards shows...
Feb. 6, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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Seven paintings by the contemporary British artist Celia Paul (born 1959) will be on view Feb. 9–July 8 in the Huntington Art Gallery ...
Jan. 30, 2019 by Sara K. Austin
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Did you vow to tidy up in 2019? If the current mania for organizing consultant Marie Kondo is any indication, you're not alone ...