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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.
Dec. 10 (Monday)
7:30 p.m. Free
The recent publication of a large number of religious tracts by Isaac Newton has opened a window into his private life as a college professor. Rob Iliffe, professor of intellectual history and history of science at the University of Sussex and the Eleanor Searle Visiting Professor in the History of Science at Caltech and the Huntington, examines the background to Newton’s extensive writings on what sorts of bodily practices were allowable (and what were not) in an intimate and largely celibate society of Christian men. Free; no reservations required. Friends' Hall
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.”