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Posted on Jul. 14, 2016 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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One of the remarkable and exciting things about The Huntington—aside from its glorious collections—is its relative lack of bureaucracy and, as a result, its ability to move quickly...
Posted on Mar. 30, 2016 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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The first time I walked into the office of Laurie Sowd, The Huntington’s vice president for operations, I thought I was in the wrong place. This was the person in charge of multimillion dollar construction...
Posted on Jun. 25, 2015 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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On June 30 an era draws to a close at The Huntington as President Steve Koblik steps up to his well-deserved retirement. Before we turn the page to the next chapter in our history Susan Turner-Lowe...
Posted on Jun. 12, 2015 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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The botanical world is full of surprises, as any of the thousands of people who’ve visited the Amorphophallus...
Posted on Nov. 14, 2014 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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One of the great things about working at The Huntington is that we’re surrounded by all this cool stuff: on any one day, we can walk outside and see roses, orchids, cycads, bonsai, penjing and puyas...
Posted on Aug. 27, 2014 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Every now and then a coworker comes along who is absolutely made for the job. They live it, breathe it, are the essence of the work—so much so that you think the job is them. In fact, you don’t know...
Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Since the opening of The Huntington’s exhibition of spectacular World War I posters...
Posted on Apr. 8, 2014 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Most people know the Rubik’s Cube, that colorful handful of plastic that has fascinated and frustrated many a puzzle aficionado over the past 40 years But have you heard of the stomachion? It’s a...
Posted on Dec. 5, 2013 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Most people are familiar with the activities of a public library, those vital institutions that lend books, videos, music, and more to visitors. But what goes on in a library...

Posted on Oct. 11, 2013 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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You may recall a curious story about lost-and-found art that

Posted on Aug. 15, 2013 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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On the 300th anniversary of the birth of Junípero Serra comes a new biography certain to shift the discourse about Serra’s role in the shaping of California history and the contested legacies of his...
Posted on Nov. 15, 2012 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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“Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976) built a career making residential spaces look their alluring best,” says Jennifer A. Watts on the jacket copy of the new book that she edited about the acclaimed architectural...
Posted on May. 17, 2012 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Posted on Jun. 17, 2011 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Posted on May. 11, 2011 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Posted on May. 2, 2011 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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Posted on Mar. 10, 2011 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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For months now, we have been looking forward...
Posted on Oct. 8, 2010 by Susan Turner-Lowe
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"She is a joy. I look at her and light goes all through me."

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Nov. 6, 2019 by Earle Havens and Mark Rankin
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What happens to a religious culture once it is no longer allowed to exist? Where might we look to find the material remnants of a religious community that was gradually suppressed ...
Oct. 30, 2019 by Emily Bell
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I was lucky enough to spend June 2019 as a Michael J. Connell Foundation Fellow at The Huntington, working with the James Thomas Fields Papers ...
Oct. 23, 2019 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carribean Fragoza, a freelance journalist who writes about art in Southern California, focuses in this post on Dana Johnson, writer and associate professor of English ...

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