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    Amplifying Black History

    The year 2020 was like no other, from the devastation wrought by COVID-19 to the political turmoil and nationwide protests against systemic racism and injustice that erupted after the brutal killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor.  This February, we celebrate Black stories and voices by highlighting a selection of content produced over the past several months.

    Artist Grafton Tyler Brown

    Depicted Views of the Pacific Coast

    Happy birthday to Grafton Tyler Brown, one of the first Black artists to depict the beautiful views of the Pacific Coast. He was a self-taught artist, and his lighter skin afforded him opportunities that many Black men were not given at the time. He secured a job in early 1861 working for San Francisco lithographer Charles Kuchel to sketch views of new settlements. Just three years later, Brown would co-inherit Kuchel’s lithography business and become a senior partner.

    Brown’s lithograph in The Huntington’s collection features the Pharis residence in San Mateo County, California. Learn more on Instagram.

    Plan Your Visit – Masks Required

    Purchasing and Reserving Tickets

    General admission tickets and Member reservations will be available on Feb. 23 at noon for Feb. 24–March 8. Tickets are released every other Tuesday for the next two weeks. A friendly reminder that Members can self-cancel their tickets via the cancellation link in their order confirmation email and free up capacity for other Members. Thank you for being considerate of your fellow Members! MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Please review safety protocols before visiting. Tickets/Plan Your Visit 

    Tea for Two

    It’s Back!

    Tea for Two is back with more of your favorites including scones with house-made clotted cream and lemon curd, steak au poivre on pumpernickel and cranberry turkey on seven-grain bread, red velvet macarons, and so much more! Enjoy onsite only (not available for takeout). Must have advance admission ticket or Member reservation to preorder.

    Upcoming Virtual Events

    Founders’ Day Lecture – Mapping and Memory: Activating the Huntingtons’ Collecting Legacy

    Wed., Feb. 24, 4–5 p.m.
    Dennis Carr, Virginia Steele Scott Chief Curator of American Art, and artist Sandy Rodriguez, 2020-21 Caltech-Huntington Art + Research Fellow, reexamine the Huntington family’s legacy and interest in the Spanish-speaking world. Free

    Virtual Bonsai-A-Thon

    Sat., Feb. 27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
    This year’s Bonsai-A-Thon is presented virtually with a morning session featuring Ted Matson, curator of the bonsai collection at The Huntington, leading video tours of the bonsai collections, and an afternoon session with Phillip Bloom, the curator of the Chinese Garden and director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies, who will introduce the garden’s new penjing court. Free

    ABAA California Virtual Book Fair

    Thurs.–Sat., March 4–6, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Shop the virtual booths of hundreds of international sellers and discover their latest acquisitions of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera. A variety of talks and virtual tours will also be offered during the three-day event presented by the Antiquarian Book Sellers Association of America. Free

    Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy That Transfixed The Nation

    Wed., March 10, 6–7 p.m.
    Author William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, discusses his new book, Kathy Fiscus: A Tragedy that Transfixed a Nation, with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Patt Morrison, recounting the first live, breaking news television spectacle in American history. Free

    Finding a True West: Recovering the Life of Charmian Kittredge London Through Archival Research

    Wed., March 10, 7:30 p.m.
    Drawing from materials in The Huntington’s collections, author Iris Jamahl Dunkle, pictured at left, tells the story of the free-spirited and adventurous Charmian Kittredge London—wife of American author Jack London—as a literary trailblazer in her own right. Free

    In Store 

    Flow 流芳

    “Flow” 流芳, a musical work composed by pipa virtuoso Wu Man 吳蠻 and shakuhachi artist Kojiro Umezaki 梅崎 康二郎, commissioned by The Huntington, is available now at theHuntingtonStore.org. This new work is the soundtrack to the video artwork, “Fragrant Rhythms: The Seasons of Liu Fang Yuan,” created by Tang Qingnian 唐慶年 during his yearlong residency as the 2019 Cheng Family Visiting Artist in the Chinese Garden. A conversation with Tang followed a virtual screening of his video in Oct. 2020.

    Little Legends

    This beautifully illustrated and engaging book brings to life true stories of Black men in history. Every purchase supports The Huntington’s mission of enrichment, education, and stewardship. Shop  

    Botanical Bundles

    Spruce up your garden for spring with our fanciful new collections. Whether you’re a windowsill succulent collector or have an ever-expanding herb garden, we’ve got the perfect assortment for you! Shop now using curbside pick-up.  Shop 

    In the News

    Spectrum News Covers Museums for Masks Initiative

    The Huntington’s marketing manager, Lucy Spriggs, partnered with the California Association of Museums to lead the initiative “Museums for Masks,” encouraging COVID-19 safety measures by leveraging SoCal museums’ broad social media reach to get the word out.  Watch 

    Made in L.A. Mondays Featuring Reynaldo Rivera

    While The Huntington and the Hammer Museum wait to safely reopen galleries, we’ll be sharing peeks into “Made in L.A. 2020: a version,” the fifth iteration of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial, bridging east and west Los Angeles with complementary presentations at the Hammer Museum and The Huntington. This week we feature the LA Times story on Reynaldo Rivera’s photographs documenting Los Angeles queer clubs and house party scenes in the 1980s and 1990s.

    Related Events

    Lunchtime Art Talk on Buck Ellison

    Wed., Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m.
    Join Nicholas Barlow, curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, for this short talk about artist Buck Ellison’s work for the exhibition “Made in L.A. 2020: a version.” Free

    In Case You Missed It

    Lunchtime Art Talk on Ser Serpas

    Connie Butler, chief curator at the Hammer Museum, discusses artist Ser Serpas’s work for the exhibition “Made in L.A. 2020: a version” in this recorded program. Watch

    Screening: deader than dead with Ligia Lewis & Mlondi Zondi

    Movement artist and scholar Mlondi Zondi joins artist Ligia Lewis in conversation, followed by a screening of Lewis’s dance performance deader than deadWatch


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    A Friendship and Garden Bloomed

    Enduring Friendship: The Chinese Garden Then and Now

    More than two decades ago, Mark Chen was introduced to Jim Folsom, then-director of the Botanical Gardens. Since that meeting, a friendship has bloomed—and a garden has been built.  Read 

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