Hdoc: Tigers in the Greenhouse

Sep. 4, 2020

In the summer of 1999, The Huntington was the focus of world-wide attention when it exhibited the first Amorphophallus titanum ever to bloom in California. That first bloom started our cultivation of this strange plant. We now have over forty mature "Corpse Flowers" and this is their story.

 

Recent Videos and Recorded Programs

Lecture
Why It Matters: James P. Folsom in Conversation with Karen R. Lawrence
Dec. 2, 2020

James P. Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgenson Director of the Botanical Gardens at The Huntington, shares insights into a lifetime spent exploring the intersections of botany, art, literature, and history. For more than three decades, Folsom has overseen The Huntington's extensive botanical collections...

 
Lecture
Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Woman's Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Nov. 19, 2020

Amy Stanley, professor of history at Northwestern University, introduces the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth-century Japan through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the...

 
Lecture
Black Matter
Nov. 18, 2020

Namwali Serpell, professor of literature at Harvard, author of The Old Drift, and recent recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke award for the best science fiction novel published in the UK discusses the origins of Afrofuturism. This is the Ridge Lecture for Literature.

 

Search Videos and Recorded Programs