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Posted on 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 ...

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Apr. 2, 2019 by Katherine Evans
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It's midmorning at The Huntington, and the kitchen of the Rose Garden Tea Room is abuzz with activity ...
Mar. 27, 2019 by Olga Tsapina
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In the spring of 1838, Henry Meigs (1782–1861)—a veteran of the War of 1812, former U.S. Representative, and a successful lawyer—discovered that he was sharing his house ...
Mar. 20, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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Ask any bonsai aficionado to name the most famous bonsai in North America, and the answer will almost certainly be "Goshin." ...
Mar. 13, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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In February, The Huntington announced that it had acquired a 320-year-old Magistrate's House from Marugame in Japan's Kagawa Prefecture ...
Mar. 6, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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At a time when humanities programs are being slashed from college and university budgets, The Huntington and Caltech have joined forces to launch a new research institute ...
Feb. 27, 2019 by Deborah Miller
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Known today as the "Father of Black History," Carter G. Woodson (1875–1950) was one of the first black historians to begin writing about black culture and experience ...
Feb. 20, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Enrique Martínez Celaya (b. 1964) began his formal training in art at the age of 12 as an apprentice to a painter, but it was not until many years later ...
Feb. 13, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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The modern valentine is inextricably linked to romance—candle-lit dinners, a dozen red roses, and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But the long, complex, and fascinating history of valentine cards shows...
Feb. 6, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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Seven paintings by the contemporary British artist Celia Paul (born 1959) will be on view Feb. 9–July 8 in the Huntington Art Gallery ...
Jan. 30, 2019 by Sara K. Austin
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Did you vow to tidy up in 2019? If the current mania for organizing consultant Marie Kondo is any indication, you're not alone ...
Jan. 23, 2019 by Amanda Hernandez and Kristin Brisbois
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In October 2018, more than 100 students had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of art conservation as part of a Deep Learning Day developed by The Huntington's Education staff, focusing...
Jan. 16, 2019 by Nicholas Menzies and Phillip E. Bloom
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In just three characters, Terry Yuan's calligraphic Terrace that Invites the Mountain—now carved into a rock in The Huntington's Chinese Garden, Liu Fang Yuan—captures one of the key principles of...
Jan. 9, 2019 by Norman Jones and Paulina Kewes
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On March 24, 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died, and James VI of Scotland was proclaimed James I of England. There was widespread relief and rejoicing that the transition happened so smoothly ...
Jan. 2, 2019 by Lynne Heffley
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Tall and amiable wearing glasses his hair tied back in a pony tail contemporary artist Tang Qingnian 唐慶年 stands in The Huntington's Rose Hills Garden Courtyard on a sunny day in early Nov. 2018...
Dec. 26, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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As the year draws to a close, we invite you to revisit a dozen of our favorite stories from this year's Verso offerings ...
Dec. 19, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Countless novelists, composers, poets, and playwrights have sourced Italy's Venice for their creations. Somewhat less prominent on the cultural radar are the visionary developers, marketing-savvy citrus...