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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. 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.
Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch
Feb. 16–May 13, 2013
One hundred years ago, Henry Huntington and several of his neighboring
landowners founded the city of San Marino. Three families who
farmed the land before Huntington’s arrival, Wilson, Shorb, and Patton, played key roles in the history of
the region. This exhibition tells the story of these families, and includes rare family photographs, letters, legal documents, and artifacts.
Feb. 21 (Thursday)
3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library, will give an overview of The Huntington’s research holdings and discuss current trends in public and academic libraries. In the general move to digital resources, The Huntington is now distinguished as a “library of last resort” where researchers have access to rare original materials as well as to digital resources. Reserve your free tickets (a maximum of 5) for either the 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. lecture online or call 800-838-3006. 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.