Events for October 31, 2012back to calendar »
Music in the Garden
Wed., 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 will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.
Oct. 31 (Wednesday)
7:30 p.m. Free with reservations
Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust, author of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, talks with filmmaker Ric Burns about his new documentary, "Death and the Civil War," based on Faust's book. Free with advance reservations. Friends' Hall.
NOTE: If you registered for the wait list and have NOT been notified that your reservation has been accepted, we unfortunately will be unable to accommodate you for this event. Walk-ins without confirmed reservations will not be admitted.
The Huntington is open Halloween, Oct. 31, noon - 4:30 p.m.
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.”
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."