Kate Lain

Verso

Posted on Feb. 27, 2017
Last Thursday, we let art historian James Fishburne—guest curator of “A History of Whiskers: Facial Hair and Identity in European and American Art, 1750–1920”—run The Huntington’s Instagram account…
Posted on Feb. 16, 2017
Coloring sheet made from an emblem in Minerua Britanna or A garden of heroical deuises, furnished, and adorned with emblemes and impresa’s of sundry natures, newly devised, moralized, and published,…
Posted on Oct. 5, 2016
Yesterday, we handed The Huntington’s Instagram account over to journalist and essayist Lynell George, who spent the day sharing photos of items in the archive of famed science fiction writer Octavia…
Posted on Aug. 1, 2016
With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. In this installment, we look at a late 19th-century parlor game. What…
Posted on Dec. 3, 2015
With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. In this piece, we look at an 18th-century printed fan. Printed fans had…
Posted on Nov. 9, 2015
With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. For this installment, we look at a Hydnophytum specimen, one of the ant…
Posted on Oct. 2, 2015
With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. This time around, we look at Milton Bradley & Company’s Historiscope, ca…
Posted on Sep. 1, 2015
With LOOK>>, we venture into our wide-ranging collections and bring out a single object to explore in a short video. Up first is Samuel Leigh and John Heaviside Clark’s Myriorama from 1824. In…
Posted on Dec. 3, 2014
Pinkie and Blue Boy as you've never seen them before. There they were. Pinkie and Blue Boy all chopped up into a million little squares and reassembled into the most glorious shellacked folding…
Posted on Sep. 18, 2014
There were cameras, cameras everywhere for the big bloom. It bloomed, it smelled weird, and then, within hours, the much-anticipated show was over. And while the excitement surrounding the bloom may…
Posted on Mar. 14, 2014
If you wanted to determine the circumference of the pie from which this delectable piece was cut, you'd need to employ its homophone, π (pi). C=2πr, where r is the radius of the pie. Tomorrow we open…
Posted on Oct. 18, 2013
Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. Ornately carved…
Posted on Jul. 25, 2013
Most people who visit the West Hall of the Library over the next few months will be introduced to a technique they had never heard of before. “Illuminated Palaces: Extra-Illustrated Books from the…
Posted on Mar. 20, 2013
Hear ye, hear ye—The Huntington is expanding its social media presence and is now venturing into Tumblr territory! And though today is the official launch, we’ve preloaded our shiny new Tumblr with…
Posted on Feb. 5, 2013
Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. “Surface” is a…
Posted on Dec. 28, 2012
A visual collection of 2012 Verso posts. The week leading up to that day when we swap out the old calendar for the new is always a favorite for taking stock of all that has happened—from the mundane…
Posted on Dec. 4, 2012
Heavy boxes of glass. A portable darkroom. Noxious chemicals. A cumbersome camera. Field photography during the U.S. Civil War was an arduous process far removed from the relatively effortless…
Posted on Oct. 12, 2012
The Huntington is abuzz with the Civil War this fall. Manuscript exhibition “A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War,” curated by Olga Tsapina, opened just a few weeks ago in the West Hall of…
Posted on Aug. 15, 2012
Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. Lumen is Latin for…
Posted on Jul. 11, 2012
Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. A simulacrum can be…
Posted on Jul. 5, 2012
Change is in the air here at the blog, and we couldn’t be more excited. In the next few weeks or so, we will be relaunching with a brand new name and a brand new look (complete with an option to sign…
Posted on Jul. 1, 2012
The news of the July 1, 1862, Pacific Railroad Act (referred to as "The Pacific Railroad Bill" above) was announced in the July 4 issue of the Tri-Weekly Republican in Omaha, Nebraska. One hundred…
Posted on Jun. 7, 2012
When one thinks of The Huntington's art collections, the works that often come to mind first are Gainsborough's Blue Boy, Lawrence's Pinkie, and the other Grand Manner portraits. And such was…
Posted on May. 30, 2012
Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. "Calendula…
Posted on May. 18, 2012
We are excited to launch In Motion, The Huntington's new video project. It even has its own Vimeo presence and YouTube channel. In Motion will feature a variety of video series that will bring new…