Author Archives: Linda Chiavaroli


Posted on Apr. 8, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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To refute the long-held assertion that the Chinese who labored in California's Gold Rush were all indentured servants, Mae Ngai delved deep into The Huntington's collections ...
Posted on Mar. 11, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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For the second event in The Huntington's Centennial Celebration series "Why It Matters," Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence welcomed Drew Gilpin Faust ...
Posted on Jan. 2, 2020 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Once asked by the press if he planned to write a memoir, the famously private Henry E. Huntington demurred ...
Posted on Nov. 20, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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"What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century," Part 1, in the Library's West Hall through February 17, offers what co-curator Claudia Funke calls "a tantalizing glimpse of The Huntington's...
Posted on Jul. 10, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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An art installation unlike any The Huntington has displayed before is now on view in the Chinese Garden ...
Posted on 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 ...
Posted on 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 ...
Posted on Dec. 19, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Countless novelists, composers, poets, and playwrights have sourced Italy's Venice for their creations. Somewhat less prominent on the cultural radar are the visionary developers, marketing-savvy citrus...
Posted on 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.. ...
Posted on May. 16, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Visitors to public gardens tend to view trees as background. Exotic blooms, shimmering ponds, and sweeping vistas of color draw the eye more readily. “
Posted on Apr. 25, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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E.L. Trouvelot made one big mistake in his life: releasing, by accident, gypsy moths he was studying into the woods near his home in Medford, Massachusetts in the 1860s. This error, which had dire consequences...
Posted on Mar. 14, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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The concept for the book Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, David Armitage’s examination...
Posted on Nov. 29, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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To complement the exhibition “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin,” The Huntington engaged...
Posted on Oct. 26, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Huntington is mounting an exhibition that explores the power of the written word as a mechanism for radical change. “
Posted on Jul. 12, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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The Lily Ponds, among the first garden features developed at The Huntington, are at their seasonal peak now...
Posted on 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...
Posted on Jan. 5, 2017 by Linda Chiavaroli
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What happens when you take a single sheet of paper and apply the ancient principles of origami coupled with computer-generated folding patterns? In the hands of physicist and origami master

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Jun. 9, 2021 by Natalie Russell
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Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) became a cultural hero in his own right ...
Jun. 2, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Offerings of fruit, rice cakes, fish, and wine; humble gifts of pine sprigs; scatterings of salt; rhythmic chants; and a taiko drum’s deep resonant tones soaring skyward to invoke the spirits. These...
May. 5, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Experts on nomenclature—from Madison Avenue marketing executives to the parents of newborn babies—have long believed that choosing the right name can make all the difference ...

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