Author Archives: Melinda McCurdy

Melinda McCurdy is associate curator for British art at The Huntington.

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Posted on 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 ...
Posted on Jun. 13, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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Can a piece of sculpture and a print on paper have the same effect? The differences between them seem clear ...
Posted on Jan. 31, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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What do a zebra and a musical genius have in common? In the case of George Stubbs’ painting Zebra and Thomas...
Posted on Jan. 17, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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Have you ever found yourself fascinated by the intricate shapes and features of plants, or even taken the time to draw or photograph a beautiful flower that caught your eye? In the exhibition “
Posted on Feb. 22, 2016 by Melinda McCurdy
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The Huntington is rightfully known for its collection of British portraits. Most of these are the product of a professional association between artist and client. For example, Thomas Gainsborough’s...
Posted on May. 12, 2015 by Melinda McCurdy
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It’s not every day that a long-lost work of art appears out of nowhere. But that’s what happened in the summer of 2013 when Tooey Durning placed a call to The Huntington Tooey and her sister, Anne...
Posted on Jan. 15, 2015 by Melinda McCurdy
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A monstrous frog-like creature nibbling at the breast of a corpse; a claustrophobic encounter between two women who embrace under the eyes of a shadowy watcher; a raving sorceress surging forward, bent...

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Jul. 1, 2020 by Usha Lee McFarling
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In an effort to increase self-sufficiency and reduce trips to the grocery store during our current pandemic, a growing number of people are adding vegetable and herb gardens to their own yards ...
Jun. 24, 2020 by Lily Allen
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Nine works by the artist Shigemi Uyeda (1902–1980) are among The Huntington's robust collection of American photography ...
Jun. 17, 2020 by Olga Tsapina
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Last December, The Huntington announced that it had acquired the historical manuscript collection assembled by L. Dennis Shapiro ...

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