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Painting of Tsukigase Valley
Lecture
Crafting a Literati Utopia in 19th-Century Japan: The Plum Blossom Valley at Tsukigase
Jun. 10, 2021

Dr. Yurika Wakamatsu, assistant professor of East Asian art history at Occidental College, explores Tsukigase, a plum-filled mountain valley in today's Nara Prefecture that came to be celebrated as a paradisiacal site in nineteenth-century Japan. Tracing Tsukigase's transformations during this period, Dr. Wakamatsu...

 

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Art by Umar Rashid
Video
Lunchtime Art Talk on Umar Rashid
May 12, 2021

Join Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, for this short and insightful discussion about artist Umar Rashid, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Historic photo of immigrant laborers at The Huntington
Lecture
Labor and Laborers at The Huntington: A Work in Progress Discussion with Distinguished Professor Natalia Molina
May 12, 2021

Natalia Molina, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, joins William Deverell, director of the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West for a discussion of Molina's current research into the labor history of The Huntington. Focusing especially upon the Mexican workforce that...

 
Art by Sabrina Tarasoff
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Sabrina Tarasoff
May 5, 2021

Join Lauren Mackler, co-curator of "Made in L.A. 2020: a version," for this short and insightful discussion about artist Sabrina Tarasoff, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Lecture
West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire
May 5, 2021

Kevin Waite, assistant professor of history at Durham University, discusses his new book West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire, with Alice Baumgartner, assistant professor of history at USC, and Andrés Reséndez, professor of history at UC Davis.

Beginning in the 1840s,...

 
Art by Alexandra Noel
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Alexandra Noel
Apr. 28, 2021

Join Erin Christovale, associate curator at the Hammer, for this short and insightful discussion about artist Alexandra Noel, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Japanese woodblock print of a scene from The Tale of Genji
Lecture
The Tale of Genji: Imaged and Reimagined
Apr. 22, 2021

In this Genshitsu Sen lecture, Dr. Bruce A. Coats, professor of art history and the humanities at Scripps College, surveys the extraordinary literary and visual art traditions inspired by the 11th-century novel The Tale of Genji, written by Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu, with an emphasis on how the...

 
Art by Hedi El Kholti
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Hedi El Kholti
Apr. 21, 2021

Join Aram Moshayedi, Robert Soros Curator at the Hammer, for this short and insightful discussion about artist Hedi El Kholti, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy
Lecture
Object of My Nostalgia: Designating the Isherwood-Bachardy Residence and Studio in Los Angeles
Apr. 21, 2021

Historic preservation consultants from Chattel, Inc. share how the Christopher Isherwood papers at The Huntington were instrumental in the designation of the Santa Monica Canyon home of writer Christopher Isherwood (1904–1986) and artist Don Bachardy as a Historic-Cultural Monument in Los Angeles. The lecture...

 
Conference
Virtual Conference - “This Reading of Books Is a Pernicious Thing”: Restoration Women Writers and Their Readers
Apr. 15, 2021

Key scholars come together at this two-day conference to assess developments in the study of Restoration women writers such as Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish (the Duchess of Newcastle), their reception in their own period, and increasing popularity today. Behn and Cavendish have international societies devoted...

 
Art by Aria Dean
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Lunchtime Art Talk on Aria Dean
Apr. 14, 2021

Join Connie Butler, chief curator at the Hammer, for this short and insightful discussion about artist Aria Dean, as part of the Lunchtime Art Talk series on the exhibition "Made in L.A. 2020: a version."

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Television from 50s
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Hdoc: Breaking News First Interrupts Television in 1949 (Los Angeles, CA)
Apr. 8, 2021

On April 8, 1949, a three-year-old girl fell down an abandoned water well in San Marino, California. The television coverage of the rescue attempt tapped into the deep spring of attention that a live broadcast can bring to news. Historian William Deverell visits the site of the tragic accident and discusses how the...

 
Detail of bestiary
Lecture
Capturing Bestiarium: The Art and Science of Digitization
Apr. 7, 2021

Join our digital library team for an overview of the process of digitizing documents to make them available to researchers in the Huntington Digital Library. The team demonstrates the steps to digitize the illustrated 15th-century bestiary, Dialogus Creaturarum, ascribed to Nicolaus Pergamenus and the...