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Hear and Now at The Huntington
May. 29, 2020

Hear and Now is a new podcast that connects the incomparable library, art, and botanical collections at The Huntington with the wider world. Join host Giovana Romano Sanchez for a series of short audio essays that explore objects and ideas found at The Huntington along with the brilliant minds behind them. What...

 

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Distinguished Fellow Lecture: A Farmer's Nation
May 20, 2020

 

Christopher Clark, professor of history at the University of Connecticut at Storrs, explores how conflicts in agriculture over possession of land and slavery in 19th-century United States shaped the nation.

 
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Hdoc: The Photographer Versus the Spanish Inquisition
May 18, 2020

Lodewyk Bendikson was a Huntington bibliographer who became a pioneer in forensic photography. Borrowing material from scientists working at Mount Wilson Observatory, Lodewyk was able to harness the techniques of astrophotography, using them to peer into the pages of rare manuscripts, as if they were the night sky...

 
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Huntington Incunabula in the Digital Era - Zoom Lecture
May 13, 2020

Join Huntington staff members Stephen Tabor (Curator of Rare Books), Joel Klein (Molina Curator for the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences) and Holly Mendenhall (Digital Projects Manager) for a discussion on incunabula in The Huntington's collections. These rare books printed before 1501 have long held great...

 
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Huntington 101 - Online Series
Apr. 20, 2020

Join longtime Huntington staff member Randy Shulman for a three-part online class on The Huntington's origins, history, and renaissance as well as the background of the dramatic changes over the past 25 years.

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Hdoc: Growing Up in Downtown Los Angeles During the 1880s
Apr. 16, 2020

In 1964 an audio recording was made by a member of one of the early pioneer families of Los Angeles. In the recording, Belle Buford Thom Collins recalled growing up in 1880s Los Angeles. The interviewee's father, Cameron Erskine Thom (1825-1915), was Los Angeles County district attorney, mayor of Los Angeles (...

 
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Restoration of The Blue Boy
Mar. 27, 2020

The restoration of "The Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough is complete. As we await Blue Boy's public unveiling, Christina Nielsen reflects on the project.

 
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Podcast
The Collections Podcast
Mar. 23, 2020

Welcome to The Collections, a podcast produced by The Huntington, hosted by Huntington President Karen  R.  Lawrence. In this first season, inaugurated during the institution’s Centennial, Dr....

 
Lecture
California and the Birth of the Modern Garden
Mar. 9, 2020

Wade Graham, author of American Eden: From Monticello to Central Park to Our Backyards, What Our Gardens Tell Us About Who We Are, explores the birth and career of the modern garden in California between 1920 and the 1960s. He charts the prewar origins, postwar evolution, and global...

 
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Lecture
President's Series: Parable of the Sower, A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Mar. 5, 2020

 
Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower.

 
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Conference
“Unscholarly” Gardens: Rethinking the Gardens of China
Feb. 29, 2020

The image of a "Chinese garden" that most often comes to mind is that of the white-walled, gray-tiled gardens built by scholar-officials and merchants in the city of Suzhou during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Despite its iconic status in the contemporary imagination, the Suzhou-style scholar's garden is only one...

 
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Why It Matters: Drew Gilpin Faust and Karen R. Lawrence
Feb. 27, 2020

Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence speaks with Drew Gilpin Faust, former president of Harvard and Civil War scholar, about the importance of the humanities.

 
Lecture
Founders' Day Lecture: Making History
Feb. 27, 2020

Civil War scholar and former Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust explores the ways The Huntington's collections have served as a critical resource for our understanding of the Civil War. Although the collection started with Henry Huntington, it has expanded since the library's founding, bringing new insights about...