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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," an exhibition that will be on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art from Nov. 18, 2017, through...
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 15922 U.S. Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln his Cabinet...
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 literary archive resides here. She was the first...
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 ...
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...
Posted on Aug. 25, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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The Summer 2016 Huntington Library Quarterly is a special issue devoted to English broadside ballads from the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries. That was the heyday of this wildly popular medium, which combined...
Posted on Jul. 27, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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In 1890, a Chinese-born national named Hong Yen Chang arrived in California from New York, where he had obtained a degree from Columbia Law School and a license to practice law. He filed a motion to practice...
Posted on Jun. 21, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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Today The Huntington announces the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams from its collection. What follows is the text of the press release about the project's...
Posted on May. 23, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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The Huntington and the University of California, Riverside, have selected the first two fellows for the highly competitive Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, a partnership designed...
Posted on Apr. 21, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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How important is historical literacy in today's world, where popular culture focuses on the here and now and the milestone events in our nation's past often get short shrift? Two Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Posted on Jan. 27, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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This year is the 10th anniversary of the great science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler's untimely death; next year marks what would have been her 70th birthday. Butler created a body of work that helped...
Posted on Dec. 29, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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With 2016 right around the corner, we cast an eye back over a year marked by discovery and transformative change. Here are some of the remarkable stories we featured here on Verso. Early in the year, we...
Posted on Oct. 23, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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The Huntington has partnered with the Pasadena nonprofit Curatorial Assistance to mount the first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976), the influential mid-20th-century...
Posted on May. 29, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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Los Angeles ceramist Doyle Lane (1925–2002) became known for his collectible "weed pots," as he called his vases with small openings for holding a few stems, and for what he called "clay paintings"—geometric...
Posted on Apr. 20, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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Aristotle's Masterpiece was the bestselling book about sex and reproduction on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean from the late 17th to the early 20th century—but the book isn't by Aristotle, and it's...
Posted on Mar. 13, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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On the eve of Albert Einstein's 136th birthday on March 14, we invite you to consider a letter Einstein wrote in 1913 to renowned solar astronomer George Ellery Hale (1868-1938)—a letter reminding us...
Posted on Mar. 5, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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What's the connection between Morse code and The Last of the Mohicans? It turns out that their creators were good friends, and one depicted the other in a monumental painting on display in "Samuel F B...
Posted on Dec. 30, 2014 by Kevin Durkin
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Before we say goodbye to 2014, we invite you to enjoy a dozen highlights selected from the year's Verso posts. Take a peek behind the scenes at The Huntington and meet some of the staff members and volunteers...

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Jun. 21, 2022 by Steve Hindle
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June is a wonderful time of year at The Huntington: The flowers are in bloom, the gardens and galleries are bustling with visitors, and a fresh cohort of scholars are once again poring over our world-class...
Jun. 14, 2022 by Linde B. Lehtinen and Dennis Carr
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A woman lies naked on the ground, warmed by the sun. The organic lines of her body echo the color and curves of the stone beneath her, and she seems to merge with her environment. The central image is...
Jun. 7, 2022 by Robert Hori
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Robert Hori, the gardens cultural curator and program director at The Huntington, was invited to serve as guest curator for an exhibition at the Portland Japanese Garden. The collaborative result is...

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