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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.
Feb. 14 (Thursday)
2:30 p.m. Free
Andrew Bunting, president of the Magnolia Society International and curator of the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore College, will talk about choosing and caring for magnolias for home gardens. A plant sale follows the program. Free; no reservations required. Friends’ Hall.
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.
Feb. 7, 14 & 21 (Thursdays)
Robert C. Ritchie, senior research associate at The Huntington, will present a three-part series of lectures on the significance of the year 1776 in the American colonies. Topics will include political affairs, the move to independence, and the military campaigns that dominated the year. Registration fee includes all three sessions. Members: $50. Non-Members: $60. Registration: 626-405-2128.