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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Oct. 16, 2019 by Bill Brown
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In the summer of 1919, from the pages of the Oakland Tribune, Professor Albert Porta predicted a "terrific weather cataclysm" for December 17—an event that would end the world ...
Oct. 9, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The Huntington has joined an ambitious effort to collect and preserve the biodiversity of all species on Earth ...
Oct. 2, 2019 by Lauren Rodriguez
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With his back turned to us, a mechanic is the focal point of Hugo Gellert's painting Worker and Machine (1928), currently on view in the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery of American Art ...

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