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    Chinese Garden Expansion Opens Oct. 9

    Beginning Oct. 9, visitors will be able to stroll through the new areas of the expanded Chinese Garden that include winding pathways, intricate courtyards, and a stargazing tower. Now 15 acres, Liu Fang Yuan is one of the largest classical-style Chinese gardens in the world. Tickets to visit available Tuesday, Oct. 6  More   

    Plan a Visit

    Tickets for Sept. 23–Oct. 5 Available Sept. 22

    Tickets for Sept. 23–Oct. 5 will be available Tuesday, Sept. 22, at noon. Remember new safety protocols are in place to keep everyone safe when visiting. Tickets/Plan your visit
    *Please note The Huntington is closed Tuesdays


    Solidarity with the Mount Wilson Observatory

    In 1904, more than a half-century before the creation of NASA, George Ellery Hale (1868–1938), a solar astronomer and astrophysicist, founded the Mount Wilson Observatory.  More

    Upcoming Virtual Events 

    Confederate Infamy

    Wed., Sept. 23, 7:30–8:30 p.m.
    Robert Bonner, professor of history at Dartmouth College, probes the deep history of the images, words, and ships that cast odium on the slaveholders’ rebellion of the 1860s. Free

    Archiving Olive View: 100 Years of Public Health in Los Angeles

    Thurs., Sept. 24, 12 p.m.
    Join us for an exploration of the Olive View Tuberculosis Sanitarium’s historical archive with USC Libraries Southern California studies specialist Suzzane Noruschat and ICW Director William Deverell, that includes a timely discussion about how this archive is critical to understanding disease, community, and public health in Southern California. Free

    Carnegie Lecture – Hubble’s Troublesome Constant

    Mon., Oct. 5, 4–5 p.m.
    Chris Burns, research associate at the Carnegie Observatories, discusses the history of Edwin Hubble’s Constant, a type of unit that measures the expansion of the universe, and how astronomers are trying to pin down its precise value. Free

    The Pleasures of Chinese Gardens

    Thurs., Oct. 8, 4 p.m.
    Phillip E. Bloom, June and Simon K.C. Li Curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies, examines a selection of gardens from Song-dynasty (960–1279) China that explicitly thematized both the sensual and intellectual pleasures of gardening. Free

    Virtual Screening – Fragrant Rhythms: The Seasons of Liu Fang Yuan

    Sun., Oct. 11, 4–5:30 p.m.
    Tang Qingnian, the 2019 Cheng Family Visiting Artist at The Huntington, screens the video artwork that has been the focus of his yearlong residency. Free

    Waves of Calamity: Race, Water, and Power in the Evolution of Slavery’s Memory

    Wed., Oct. 14, 5–6 p.m.
    Sowande’ Mustakeem reconstructs the significance of water and power in how slavery is remembered, exploring the roles of bondpeople, sailors, and slave ship surgeons during the centuries of racial calamity at sea. Free

    The Past in the Present: America’s Founding and Us

    Sat., Oct. 17, 4–5 p.m.
    Professor Annette Gordon-Reed discusses how Americans today deal with problematic historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, in the inaugural lecture for the Shapiro Center for American History and Culture at The Huntington. Free

    The Past and Future of The Huntington’s Asian Gardens

    Thurs., Oct. 29, 4 p.m.
    James Folsom, Marge and Sherm Telleen/Marion and Earle Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens, recounts the physical and intellectual origins of Liu Fang Yuan, reminding us of the many people, ideas, and activities that brought this garden and endeavor to its current state. Free

    Just Released

    Succulent Plants Symposium

    Four brief presentations by botanical staff provide updates about the collections, discuss recent construction in the garden, and take a look at ongoing efforts to document and archive the desert collections. Watch

    Kids and Families

    Dove Shadow Puppets

    Today is International Day of Peace! Doves have been a symbol for peace and love in many different cultures over thousands of years. In celebration, we’re sharing how to make your own dove shadow puppet. Learn How

    Story Time: How Do You Dance? with John Villareal

    Thyra Heder’s How Do You Dance? teaches listeners about all the different ways that we can move our bodies and find joy in dance, whether we’re dancing together or by ourselves. Watch

    In Store

    Face Coverings and Matching Scarves

    Be safe and stylish with a Tiffany silk scarf and matching face covering! from the Huntington Store. Your purchase supports The Huntington’s mission of enrichment, education and stewardship for generations to come.  Shop  


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