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Posted on Nov. 13, 2019 by Clay Stalls and Anita Weaver
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With The Huntington's yearlong centennial celebration in full swing, there is no better time than now to recognize the legacy of the late Haydée Noya ...

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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? ...
Aug. 1, 2018 by Lily Allen
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In John George Brown's Scraping a Deerskin of 1904, sunshine bathes the inside of a toolshed. The light flows from a window that frames a cheery, rural landscape. Yet inside the shed, a rather gruesome...
Jul. 25, 2018 by Amanda Hernandez
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During their summer break, 30 selected teachers participated in the first Huntington Voices teacher institute, spending a week on site to learn from Education staff and others how to use The Huntington's...
Jul. 17, 2018 by Amy Miller
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This month, Los Angeles Times employees decamp from their namesake building at the corner of First and Spring streets downtown. After 83 years of occupying the building, the Times is moving staff to a...
Jul. 11, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The master gardeners who volunteer each Saturday at the Huntington Ranch Garden Open House are the perfect hosts for this one-of-a-kind garden experience.. ...
Jul. 3, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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The offerings are explosive: "Balloon Rockets, Devil Bombs, and Barking Dog Cap Bombs, Floating Stars changing colors, making a most beautiful display in the air," reads a fireworks catalog entry. A promotional...
Jun. 27, 2018 by Steve Hindle
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As one of the world's leading institutions for collections-based research, The Huntington has for almost a century provided essential support and a congenial environment for the conduct of scholarship...
Jun. 20, 2018 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carolina Caycedo and Mario Ybarra Jr. begin their residencies at The Huntington by bringing distinct approaches to making new work inspired by the institution's library, art, and garden collections. Whether...
Jun. 13, 2018 by Melinda McCurdy
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Jun. 6, 2018 by Natalie Russell
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We have invited Natalie Russell, assistant curator of literary collections at The Huntington, to share with us her take on Lewis Carroll and items in our collections related to him and his work ...
May. 30, 2018 by Leah Klement
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In The Huntington's collections, there is a late 15th-century manuscript whose title in the Library catalog is "Astrological and Medical Compilation." Many medieval manuscripts are "compiled" in the sense...
May. 23, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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A recent tour of Puya in the Desert Garden with The Huntington’s curator of the desert collections, John Trager, turned me from a Puya Ignoramus...
May. 16, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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Visitors to public gardens tend to view trees as background. Exotic blooms, shimmering ponds, and sweeping vistas of color draw the eye more readily. “
May. 9, 2018 by Jerrold E.
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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus first appeared in print 200 hundred years ago, when the author was only 20. Since 1818, her boundary-breaking novel has become...
May. 2, 2018 by Manuela Gomez
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An old Hollywood crowd graces bed number 15 North in The Huntington’s Rose Garden. ‘Ronald Reagan’ and ‘Nancy Reagan’ naturally...
Apr. 25, 2018 by Linda Chiavaroli
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E.L. Trouvelot made one big mistake in his life: releasing, by accident, gypsy moths he was studying into the woods near his home in Medford, Massachusetts in the 1860s. This error, which had dire consequences...