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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.
Sat. 1–4:30 p.m.
Sun. 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free
Hundreds of gorgeous blooms will compete for top honors at The Huntington’s 41st annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society. In addition to displays of award-winning flowers, a wide selection of camellia plants will be available for purchase. Make a day of it by exploring acres of blooming camellias in the North Vista, Japanese Garden, and Chinese Garden areas. Admission to the show and sale areas is free. Friends’ Hall.
Feb. 9 (Saturday)
Candy making is delicious fun, but the science behind it is totally sweet. Join Jim Folsom, director of the Botanical Gardens, for an exciting hands-on workshop exploring the botany of sugar and the chemistry of confections. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $15. Non-Members: $20. Registration: 626-405-2128.
Feb. 9 (Saturday)
Children can learn the ancient art of Chinese brush painting using the landscape of the Chinese Garden as their creative muse in this workshop led by artist Peifang Liang. Ages 7–12. Fee includes one accompanying adult. Members: $20. Non-Members: $25. Registration: 626-405-2128.
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.