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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Jan. 20, 2021 by Sherryl Vint and Peter Boxall
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The notion of the artificial is necessarily understood in concert with the linked notion of the natural and thus the boundary between what is found and what is made ...
Jan. 13, 2021 by Vanessa Wilkie
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When Congressional sessions resumed after the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, many people watched televised proceedings set in motion some 200 years ago ...
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. ...

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