Events for October 21, 2012back to calendar »
Fri.: noon–4:30 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Southland Orchid Show Committee will present its annual event featuring hundreds of exotic blooms in elaborate displays exhibited by local orchid societies and international growers. Vendors will have a wide range of orchid plants and related merchandise for sale. General admission. Botanical Center
Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoint Drawings
Oct. 20, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
In 21 rarely exhibited silverpoint drawings from The Huntington's collections, American artist Marsden Hartley rendered the immense Bavarian Alps with delicate lines, transforming them into wispy, airy abstractions he called “skeletons."
A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War
Sept. 22, 2012–Jan. 7, 2013
Drawn entirely from The Huntington’s collections of manuscripts and printed materials, this exhibition examines the ways Northerners and Southerners viewed the rationale for the Civil War, which made it, in the words of one war veteran, “a battle of ideas interrupted by artillery.”