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October 25, 2014

Exhibitions

homer_indianscanoes_140x100.pngHighlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Highlights of American Drawings and Watercolors from The Huntington’s Art Collections

July 19 - Jan. 5, 2015

Thirty rarely seen masterworks from The Huntington’s significant collection of American drawings and watercolors are on view during this six-month-long exhibition. The installation highlights drawings by John Singer Sargent and Grant Wood, pastels by Mary Cassatt and Edwin Austin Abbey, and watercolors by Winslow Homer and Charles Burchfield. Some works will be rotated with others by the same artists in October 2014 for conservation reasons.

Exhibitions

libertybond_140x100Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War

Aug. 2 - Nov. 3, 2014

In commemoration of the start of World War I in the summer of 1914, this centennial exhibition in the Library’s West Hall illustrates how a global war was waged not just by soldiers on battlefields and politicians in offices, but by civilian populations of men, women, and children on the home fronts of combatant nations including Canada, England, France, and the United States.

Exhibitions

WrestlingWrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings from The Huntington’s Art Collections

Aug. 30 - Dec. 15, 2014

This focused exhibition explores the darker side of the imagination through a variety of works on paper depicting death, witchcraft, and the demonic in European art. In this group of 15 works spanning the 16th to the 19th centuries, artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jan Lievens, Francisco de Goya, and William Holman Hunt tap into human fascination with the macabre in works of art that demonstrate our attempt to wrestle with the unknown.

Classes

event-tai-chiTai Chi Series

Tai Chi Series

Oct. 18 - Nov. 29, 2014

Saturdays, 8:45–10:15 a.m.

Learn tai chi and relaxation techniques such as qi gong in this seven-part series with instructor Kathy Chyan, held outdoors in the gardens. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students. $150.

Register online or call 800-838-3006.

Garden

2014Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale

Oct. 24 - Oct. 26, 2014

Friday noon–4:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fall is prime time for planting California natives. You'll find a wide selection of them at our annual fall sale —including salvias, ceanothus, irises, and other dry-climate favorites—along with choice varieties of herbs, bulbs, trees, shrubs, cacti and succulents, and lots more. General admission. Plant Sale Nursery

Classes

events-ikebanaZen in the Art of Ikebana

Zen in the Art of Ikebana

Oct. 25, 2014

Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon

Learn the nageire, or "thrown in," style of Ikebana flower arranging that emphasizes simplicity, naturalness, and spontaneity. In this hands-on workshop, students will create an autumn arrangement in a bamboo vase. $50.

Register online or call 800-838-3006.

Garden

events-ranchRanch Open House

Ranch Open House

Oct. 25, 2014

Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Self-tour The Huntington's urban agriculture site on the fourth Saturday of each month and take home some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. From the Teaching Greenhouse, follow signs to the site. General admission.

Kids

events-preservesFamily Cooking Class: Homemade Preserves

Family Cooking Class: Homemade Preserves

Oct. 25, 2014

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Taking inspiration from the colorful posters in the exhibition “Your Country Calls: Posters of the First World War,” chef Ernest Miller leads a workshop on making homemade preserves. Ages 7–12. $35. Fee includes one accompanying adult.

Register online or call 800-838-3006.

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