Seduction in Stone: Jean-Antoine Houdon's Bust of Madame de Vermenoux
Dec. 21 - July 14, 2014
Carved by the most famous French portrait sculptor of his day, this magnificent bust celebrates the ravishing beauty of Anne-Germaine Larrivée. Houdon depicts her in an unguarded moment, turning to her right, as if toward someone approaching, an affectionate smile on her lips.
Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes
March 15 - June 22, 2014
Archimedes lived in Syracuse, Sicily in the third century B.C. He was a brilliant mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer, and astronomer. In 10th-century Constantinople (present day Istanbul), an anonymous scribe copied Archimedes' treatises in the original Greek onto parchment. In the 13th century, a monk erased the Archimedes text, cut the pages along the center fold, rotated the leaves 90 degrees and folded them in half.
40th Annual Spring Plant Sale
April 25 - April 27, 2014
Members: April 25, 26 & 27 (Friday– Sunday) 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Public: April 27 (Sunday) 1–4:30 p.m. (with paid Huntington admission)
Whether your tastes run to dry-climate succulents or heirloom vegetables, you’ll find a great selection of all the new arrivals and old favorites that have made the Spring Plant Sale an annual rite for Southern California gardeners.For convenient shopping, bring a wagon or cart to carry your purchases. Not a Member yet? New Members may join at the sale entrance. more