Albrecht Dürer: Master of the Black Line
May 10 - Aug. 25, 2014
German artist Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) was a virtuoso as a printmaker, invoking comparisons with Apelles, the ancient Greek painter who represented the highest standard of excellence in the Renaissance. This exhibition features a selection of 33 of Dürer’s most highly regarded prints, which range from small woodcuts to large and ambitious engravings. Originally created for a sophisticated audience from all corners of Europe, the pieces encompass a spectrum of religious and secular themes in rich and complex ways.
Music in the Chinese Garden
June 4 - Aug. 27, 2014
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician performs each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, pipa, erhu, yangqin and guzheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California. Musicians include Yunhe Liang on erhu, Yining Qiu on dizi, Meiye Ma on pipa, Langchou Chu on guzheng, and Evelyn Tang on yangqin. General admission.
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.
Book Group Series: Notable Novels of World War I
Aug. 20 - Nov. 19, 2014
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–noon
Explore themes from the First World War in a book discussion four-part series led by facilitator Judith Palarz. The reading list includes All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford, and Regeneration by Pat Barker. (Receive a 10 percent discount on series titles in The Huntington gift shop by showing your registration confirmation.) $95. Register online or call 800-838-3006.
Painting with Nan Rae
Aug. 20, 2014
Wednesday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Artist Nan Rae continues her popular watercolor classes inspired by the art of Chinese brush painting. $50. Registration: 818-842-6489.