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Nov. 17 (Saturday)
Flowers and greenery native to Australia will lend their distinctive beauty to floral designs in this workshop led by Flower Duet. Using eucalyptus and leucadendron stems as architecture, students will add long-lasting flowers to create texture-rich centerpieces that will stay fresh right through Thanksgiving. Members: $80. Non-Members: $90. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Nov. 17 (Saturday)
On the birthday of Nicolas Appert (1749-1841), the inventor of canning, learn how to make your own delicious pickles. Home-preserved foods are a flavorful addition to the holiday table. Perfect for gift-giving, too! Ernest Miller of the Farmer’s Kitchen leads this hands-on workshop. Members: $50. Non-Members: $60. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Nov. 3–Dec. 15 (Saturdays)
Discover the health and fitness benefits of tai chi in a seven-part series led by instructor Kathy Chyan. This outdoor class is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. Members: $150. Non-Members: $170. Registration: 626-405-2128.
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.”
Nov. 10 & 17 (Saturday)
10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Civil War images and contemporary subject matter will inspire teenage photographers in this workshop led by Alex Sanchez, exploring how the art of photography has changed in the last 150 years. The two-part class includes outdoor and gallery sessions and a tour of the Civil War photography exhibition in the Boone Gallery. Ages 14–17. Materials list provided upon registration. Members: $45. Non-Members: $55. Registration: 626-405-2128.
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."
Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow
Nov. 10, 2012-March 11, 2013
In a dramatic departure from tradition, The Huntington presents the first exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculpture to be displayed inside the Huntington Art Gallery, showcasing the work of Los Angeles–based artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow.