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Thea M. Page is the assistant vice president for Communications and Marketing at The Huntington.

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Posted on Feb. 25, 2021 by Thea Page
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You never know what will happen when Melinda McCurdy's phone rings ...
Posted on Feb. 12, 2020 by Thea Page
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An installation of contemporary British paintings of fictional Black characters has been juxtaposed with The Huntington's collection of 18th-century British portraits ...
Posted on Nov. 29, 2018 by Thea Page
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Something rare and golden will be unveiled in the Huntington Art Gallery this weekend. Beginning Dec. 1, four tempera-with-gold-leaf panels from an altarpiece by Florentine Renaissance master Cosimo Rosselli...
Posted on Sep. 19, 2018 by Thea Page
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In an exciting "first" for The Huntington, visitors this fall will be able to watch and learn about the conservation treatment of Thomas Gainsborough's iconic masterpiece The Blue Boy through a special...
Posted on Aug. 9, 2018 by Thea Page
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What wildly popular 19th-century painter had throngs of Londoners lining up to catch a glimpse of canvases so sensational and operatic that some swooned at the sight? ...
Posted on Jul. 6, 2017 by Thea Page
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You might skip right past it. In a room of the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Wingdominated by kaleidoscopic starbursts and spirals on huge early American quilts, The Huntington's new Virginia Steele Scott...
Posted on May. 9, 2016 by Thea Page
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You don't forget meeting a man like John Svenson. I got a brief opportunity in 2011 when he came to The Huntington for a photo shoot in the galleries housing the exhibition "The House that Sam Built: Sam...
Posted on Feb. 25, 2016 by Thea Page
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Surprise! There are 11 new acquisitions on view in one room in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art right now. That's great news for neophiles, and even greater news for fans of representational...
Posted on Aug. 21, 2015 by Thea Page
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The painter, social critic, and editorial cartoonist William Hogarth (1697–1764) set the standard for modern English satire. He saw caricatures imported from the Continent and argued for the creation...
Posted on Jul. 3, 2015 by Thea Page
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The year was 1976, and the country was 200 years young. The gritty film Rocky filled movie theaters and a new TV show, "The Bionic Woman," flashed across TV screens. It was a time happily poised between...
Posted on Jan. 22, 2015 by Thea Page
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Posted on Dec. 23, 2014 by Thea Page
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The Huntington Art Gallery has a cool holiday tree again. Last year, a cacophony of colorful piñatas covered the noble fir, a concept developed by designer David Netto. This year, artist Konstantin Kakanias...
Posted on Oct. 10, 2014 by Thea Page
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The Huntington's recently acquired The Three Witches or The Weird Sisters, painted by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) in about 1785, goes on view tomorrow in the Huntington Art Gallery. It's one of three full-size...
Posted on Jan. 14, 2014 by Thea Page
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Posted on Dec. 3, 2013 by Thea Page
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"Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting" is a jewel of an exhibition that is about to get even more lustrous ...
Posted on Nov. 5, 2013 by Thea Page
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Posted on May. 31, 2013 by Thea Page
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The love affair between The Huntington and the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough is nearly 100 years old. Since Henry E. Huntington began collecting Gainsborough's work in 1911, the institution has presented...
Posted on Mar. 22, 2013 by Thea Page
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A special treat for art aficionados is now on view in the Huntington Art Gallery. Just outside the Thornton Portrait Gallery (where hangs the famous Blue Boy) is a rare double portrait of The Cheeke Sisters:...

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Jul. 26, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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When you step into The Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science at The Huntington, you are instantly transported to another world. Consistently warm and humid conditions create a pocket...
Jul. 19, 2022 by Vanessa Wilkie
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In 1736, just four days before Christmas, 5-year-old Mary “Molly” Leigh wrote a formal letter to her father, Theophilus Leigh, Master of Balliol College, Oxford. The first page of the letter is ruled...
Jul. 5, 2022 by Sandy Masuo
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In the botanical world, the Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, has been an A-list celebrity. The Huntington first acquired one in March 1999, and five months later, the Scott Gallery Loggia was the...

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