May events, Evening Strolls, Celebrating AAPI Month at The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

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Upcoming Virtual Events

Labor and Laborers at The Huntington: A Work in Progress Discussion with Professor Natalia Molina

Wed., May 12, noon–1 p.m.
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 Mexican workforce that has labored in The Huntington’s sprawling gardens for a century. Free

Lunchtime Art Talk on Umar Rashid

Wed., May 12, 12:30–1:30 p.m.
Join Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, for this focused presentation about artist Umar Rashid’s work for the exhibition “Made in L.A. 2020: a version.” Free

Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy

Wed., May 19, noon–1 p.m.
Join George Sanchez, professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, as he discusses his book on the neighborhood of Boyle Heights with four USC doctoral students. Free

The Huntington Library’s Gutenberg Bible and the Art of the Book in 15th-Century Europe

Wed., May 19, 4–6 p.m.
Eric White, Scheide Librarian and Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts at Princeton University, investigates the history and art of The Huntington’s Gutenberg Bible. Free

The Labor of Good Governance: Cultivation Real and Imagined in the Imperial Garden of Clear Ripples in 18th-Century China

Thurs., May 20, 4–5 p.m.
Roslyn Lee Hammers, associate professor of art history at the University of Hong Kong, discusses depictions of rural life produced for an 18th-century Chinese emperor’s residence. Free

Huntington Landscapes in Watercolor

Fridays, May 21–July 9, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Join artist and instructor Robert Sherrill for an eight-week virtual course on landscape painting in watercolor. Using the natural beauty of The Huntington’s gardens and architecture as inspiration, participants learn fundamental watercolor concepts and techniques including color and composition, perspective and atmosphere, and glazing. Tickets

The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History

Wed., May 26, noon–1 p.m.
Karlos Hill, associate professor and chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, discusses his new book The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History, that features a range of photographs taken before, during, and after the Tulsa massacre. Free

White Supremacy in the West: Immigration and Racial Justice in Southern California

Wed., May 26, 4–5 p.m.
Historian Kathleen Belew, CNN contributor and author of Bring the War Home, presents the history of the white power movement in America. In conversation with Professor Natalia Molina, they explore the manifestations of white supremacy in Southern California, focusing on how they are documented in The Huntington’s collections in this Shapiro Center program. Free

Plan A Visit

Purchasing and Reserving Tickets

Tickets available now for visiting through May 17. Tickets are released every other Tuesday for the next two weeks. All visitors, including Members, must reserve tickets online in advance.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Please review safety protocols before visiting. 

A limited number of Member tickets are released daily by 9:30 a.m. for same-day visitation. Special note: Members whose plans have changed can cancel their tickets via the cancellation link in their order confirmation email and free up capacity for other Members.

Coming Soon

Members’ Spring Evening Strolls: May 20–23, 27–30

Members can enjoy an evening stroll in the gardens from 4:30–8 p.m., Thursday through Sunday evenings, May 20–23 and May 27–30. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there will be no live music or picnicking. Advance online reservations are required. Tickets will be available Tuesday, May 18, at noon.  More

Summer Evening Strolls

Fridays–Sundays, June–August
The Huntington’s gardens will be open 4:30–8 p.m. Friday through Sunday evenings June through August (plus Memorial Day and Labor Day) to the public with pre-purchased tickets and to Members with advance reservations. Tickets will be released every other Tuesday at noon beginning June 1 for this event series. More


A Rose for Our Times

Experts on nomenclature—from Madison Avenue marketing executives to the parents of newborn babies—have long believed that choosing the right name can make all the difference. Rose lovers would certainly agree. So, when a chance to name a new rose at The Huntington was offered as part of a spring fundraising campaign called “Sharing the Love,” there was excitement as well as some trepidation among the Botanical staff. Read

Exhibitions On View

Online Exhibition

Stories and Voices from L.A. Chinatown

Explore the history of Los Angeles’ Chinatown, the first community in North America to be planned and owned by people of Chinese descent.

New In Store

Lookout for Bugs

Caterpillars aren’t only found in the gardens, they’ve also made their way to the Huntington Store! Find a collection of new fuzzy critters and toys that will spark any child’s imagination.

Every purchase supports The Huntington’s mission of enrichment, education, and stewardship. Shop now 

Tea for Two on the 1919 Café Patio

All Your Tea Favorites with a Patio View!

While the Tea Room is closed for renovation, Tea for Two is available on the patio of the 1919 café, including scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, cranberry turkey on seven-grain bread, red velvet macarons, and more. Vegetarian option added! Enjoy on-site only (not available for takeout). Must have advance admission ticket or Member reservation to preorder.

Story Time

Join authors Oliver Chin and Julie Leung as they share their favorite books about important Asian American community members in celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month.

Awesome Asian Americans by Oliver Chin

Join author Oliver Chin of Immedium Press as he introduces his latest book, Awesome Asian Americans, where we learn about Dr. Jane Luu and her work discovering and characterizing the Kuiper Belt, a circumstellar disc in the outer solar system. Watch

Paper Son: The Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist by Julie Leung

Julie Leung, author of Paper Son: The Story of Tyrus Wong, Immigrant and Artist, discusses the inspiring life of artist Tyrus Wong, the animator who brought Disney’s Bambi to life. Watch

Just Released 

Lunchtime Art Talk on Sabrina Tarasoff

Join Lauren Mackler, co-curator of “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” for this focused presentation about artist Sabrina Tarasoff’s work for the exhibition. Watch

Share Your Pics #AtTheH

Send us your pics and we’ll celebrate them here! #AtTheH

Become a Member

Join online at any level and receive two additional months of Membership—14 months for the price of 12! Enter code: 2FREEMONTHS at checkout to redeem.

Plant Sale Success!

Thank you to everyone who shopped our online plant sale in April! Your plant purchases contributed more than $82,000 providing vital support for The Huntington’s ongoing programming, and we are so grateful. We hope you enjoy your new botanical treasures!

Support The Huntington

Please consider making a donation today. Your donation ensures The Huntington can continue to provide a space of respite for all during these challenging times.   

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108 


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