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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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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Dec. 4, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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While The Huntington is celebrating its Centennial this year, it is also celebrating a very special staff member, one who has worked at the institution for a half century ...
Nov. 27, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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When New Year's Day dawns on Jan. 1, 2020, tens of thousands of spectators will line Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, bundled up against the morning chill to be part of a 131-year-old tradition: the annual...
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...

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