Events for November 3, 2012back to calendar »
Nov. 3 & 10 (Saturdays)
9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Students will learn the historic technique of silverpoint—drawing with a fine silver stylus or wire—as seen in the exhibition “Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoint Drawings.” Artist Sylvana Barrett leads this two-part workshop. Members: $145. Non-Members: $165. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3
(Saturdays) 9 a.m–3 p.m.
Learn to accurately portray the unique features of orchid flowers, foliage, and roots in this botanical watercolor series led by artist Lisa Pompelli. Students should bring a small potted orchid plant to each class. Prior drawing skills are strongly recommended. Members: $275. Non-Members: $295. 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.
Nov. 3 (Saturday)
9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join chef and art educator Maite Gomez-Rejón for a discussion of The Huntington's collection of Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures, then head to the kitchen to prepare a meal inspired by period cookbooks. Members: $80. Non-Members: $90. 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."
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.”