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Posted on Dec. 22, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Few years in living memory have presented more challenges than this one: a worldwide pandemic and economic recession, widespread civil unrest, and a turbulent presidential election. ...
Posted on Dec. 2, 2020 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 programs ...
Posted on Nov. 12, 2020 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 programs ...
Posted on Oct. 7, 2020 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 programs ...
Posted on Sep. 21, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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In 1904, more than a half-century before the creation of NASA, George Ellery Hale (1868–1938), a solar astronomer and astrophysicist, founded the Mount Wilson Observatory ...
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...
Posted on Dec. 23, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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On Aug. 30, 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust agreement that established The Huntington ...
Posted on 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 ...
Posted on Dec. 26, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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As the year draws to a close, we invite you to revisit a dozen of our favorite stories from this year's Verso offerings ...
Posted on 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...
Posted on Apr. 18, 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...
Posted on Feb. 7, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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When Akira Chiba, the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles, came to visit The Huntington, he had an opportunity to look at one of the Library’s recent acquisitions—a guest book that contains the...
Posted on Jan. 3, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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Last fall, roughly 100 sixth-graders from the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Altadena, Calif., and 75 eighth-graders from the Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School in Los Angeles came to The...
Posted on Jun. 29, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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Earlier this week, The Huntington announced “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington,”...
Posted on 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...
Posted on 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
Posted on Dec. 26, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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As 2016 winds to a close, we invite you to take another look at a dozen stories plucked from the more than 80 we’ve published this past year on Verso We start off with a meditation on the symbolism...
Posted on 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...

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The year 2020 was like no other, from the devastation wrought by COVID-19 to the political turmoil and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice that erupted after the brutal killings of...
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