Events for March 20, 2013back to calendar »
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.
Series I: March 20, April 17, May 22 & June 19
Four acclaimed works of Japanese fiction, from 11th-century classic The Tale of Genji to 2012’s The Garden of Evening Mists, will be read and discussed in this series led by facilitator Judith Palarz. Choose either Series I or Series II beginning March 27. (The same books will be featured in each series.) View reading list. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. Registration: 626-405-2128.
March 20 (Wednesday)
A prominent vineyard once thrived on the ranchland that is now The Huntington. Jennifer Allan Goldman, curator of the exhibition “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch,” will give a talk about the property’s agricultural past, followed by a discussion of local California wines and a tasting led by wine expert Brad Owen. Members: $85. Non-Members: $95. 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.
A Show of Hands: Drawings from The Huntington's Art Collections, 1600-1900
Feb. 23–June 17, 2013
The works in this exhibition provide glimpses into how artists such as Peter Lely, Charles West Cope, and David Wilkie attempted to capture the emotive force of the human hand. “A Show of Hands” focuses on approximately 15 European works from The Huntington’s collection ranging from meticulous studies of a single hand, to multiple sketches quickly rendered in a burst of inspiration.
Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.
Enjoy the sounds of traditional Chinese music Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Chinese Garden. A different solo musician will perform each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi, sheng, pipa, erhu, and zheng. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.