Calendar

Calendar

August 20, 2014

Exhibitions

steustace_140x100.pngAlbrecht Dürer: Master of the Black Line

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.

Garden

musicgarden_140x100Music in the Chinese Garden

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.

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.

Classes

event-book-group-v3Book Group Series: Notable Novels of World War I

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.

Classes

event-nanraePainting with Nan Rae

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.

 

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