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Feb. 13 (Wednesday)
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Learn about magnolias during the peak of their winter bloom at a study day sponsored by the Magnolia Society International. Society President Andrew Bunting, Curator of the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, talks about “Magnolias for the Home Garden”, followed by a discussion by Huntington staff. Lunch will be followed by a talk on Chinese Magnolias by Bill McNamara, Director of Quarryhill Botanical Garden, and a tour of the Huntington’s extensive magnolia collection. $25, including lunch. Program and registration, or call 626-405-3504.
Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 (Wednesdays)
Happy 100th birthday, San Marino! Join the centennial celebration as we explore what life was like growing up a century ago. Led by instructor Laura Moede, each class will feature art projects, stories, and more. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Ages 3–4. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930–1947
Jan. 19–April 15, 2013
Maurice Merlin studied at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1929 to 1931 addressing the social tensions that faced the city and the nation during the 1930s with images of strikes, unemployed workers, and Detroit’s African American community. This exhibition includes work of fellow Detroit-based artists with paintings, posters, and watercolors on loan from collections in Los Angeles and Detroit, and is the first museum exhibition devoted primarily to Merlin’s career.
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.