Linda Chiavaroli

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Posted on Apr. 8, 2020
Miners at Auburn Ravine, California, 1852. Unknown photographer. The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. To refute the long-held assertion that the Chinese who labored in…
Posted on Mar. 11, 2020
Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence (right) welcomed Drew Gilpin Faust, former president of Harvard University, to Rothenberg Hall for the “Why It Matters” event on Feb. 27. Photo by Sarah M.…
Posted on Jan. 2, 2020
William Allison Sweeney, History of the American Negro in the Great World War, 1919, Cuneo-Henneberry, Chicago. This photo in Sweeney’s book shows troops arriving in France. The Huntington Library,…
Posted on Nov. 20, 2019
The Book of John Mandeville, England, second half of the 15th century. Bound manuscript in ink and pigments on parchment. Purchase, David Zeidberg Library Acquisitions Fund, 2018. The Huntington…
Posted on Jul. 10, 2019
Tang Qingnian 唐慶年, born 1956, Chinese and American. An Offering to Roots 根之祭, 2017–2019. Five panels, digital print on nylon. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Lucy Spriggs. An art installation unlike…
Posted on Jun. 19, 2019
Kari Rayner, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., uses a stretching device called a trecker to repair Charles Émile Jacque’s Interior…
Posted on Mar. 13, 2019
Exterior of the Magistrate’s House, built in the 1690s. The historic home of the Yokoi family of Marugame, Japan, has been given to The Huntington. Photo by Hiroyuki Nakayama. The Huntington Library…
Posted on Feb. 20, 2019
Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Landmark (installed at the artist’s studio, Culver City, Calif.), 2016. Bronze, 75 x 100 x 94 in. Collection of Bianca and Stuart Roden, London. Photo: Studio Enrique…
Posted on Dec. 19, 2018
William Wyld (British, 1806–1889), Doge’s Palace and Winged Lion of Saint Mark, 1835, watercolor. Gilbert Davis Collection. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Countless…
Posted on Oct. 3, 2018
Edward Warren Hoak (1901–1978), chief designer, Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, ca. 1935. John Parkinson (1861–1935) and Donald Parkinson (1895–1945), architects. Charcoal on tracing paper, 16…
Posted on May. 16, 2018
Asuka Hishiki, Black Pine Half-Cascade-Style Bonsai (2015-2017), Pinus nigra, Omiya Bonsai Art Museum, Saitama, Japan. Oil on paper, 28 ¼ x 36 ½ inches. © Asuka Hishiki. Courtesy of the American…
Posted on Apr. 25, 2018
E. L. Trouvelot (1827–1895), Aurora Borealis, 1881, color lithograph, 25 3/4 × 32 3/4 in. Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and…
Posted on Mar. 14, 2018
Francis Lieber (1815–1888) authored General Orders No. 100 for the Union army in 1863—in the midst of the U.S. Civil War. The work codified the laws of war for the first time and prefigured the…
Posted on Nov. 29, 2017
Jairo Perez, White Masked Ladrón, acrylic on canvas, 2017. This painting depicts a thief stealing a magnificent feathered cape. The cape that inspired the painting is on view in the “Visual Voyages”…
Posted on Oct. 26, 2017
Papal indulgence issued by Pope Leo X, Florence, 1515. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Huntington is mounting an…
Posted on Jul. 12, 2017
The Lily Ponds are looking better than ever after undergoing a major three-and-a-half-week cleaning last fall. Photo by Kate Lain. The Lily Ponds, among the first garden features developed at The…
Posted on Mar. 27, 2017
Among the topiary in the Helen and Peter Bing Children’s Garden, children get to splash in water and shape its flow with their hands. Children with autism react to sensory stimuli in very different…
Posted on Jan. 5, 2017
Barn Owl, Opus 538 is one of 25 works by physicist and origami master Robert J. Lang. Photo by Kate Lain. What happens when you take a single sheet of paper and apply the ancient principles of…
Posted on Dec. 14, 2016
William R. Leigh, Grand Canyon (1911), as adapted for Fred Harvey Service dining car menu, 1950. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Used with permission of the BNSF…
Posted on Nov. 8, 2016
An illustration from landscape architect Lewis Kennedy’s prospectus album, with an overlay showing before and after views. Notitiae of the alterations proposed at Trebartha Hall the seat of F. Hearle…
Posted on Sep. 19, 2016
Jack London, Australia, 1908. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Since the age of 10, filmmaker Ben Goldstein has been riveted by the life and writings of Jack London (…
Posted on Jun. 14, 2016
Portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ca. 1860, photo by Allen & Rowell. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. In the middle of the 19th century, the small town of Concord,…
Posted on May. 12, 2016
Thomas Moran, “Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone,” chromolithographic reproduction of a watercolor sketch as published in Ferdinand V. Hayden, The Yellowstone National Park, and the mountain regions of…
Posted on Feb. 11, 2016
Plate 1 in a series of five, showing some of the 33 whaling vessels trapped in ice and the eventual rescue of the crew and passengers. Abandonment of the whalers in the Arctic Ocean Sept. 1871. Pl.…
Posted on Dec. 15, 2015
Y.C. Hong’s business card/business flyer, ca. 1928. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. For a period of decades spanning the late 19th century to well into the 20th…
Posted on Oct. 19, 2015
Millard Sheets and his wife, Mary Sheets, at a party related to the “Arts of Daily Living” exhibition at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, 1954. Photo by Maynard L. Parker. The Huntington…
Posted on Aug. 25, 2015
A 1903 Cadillac from the Petersen Automotive Museum, on display at The Huntington’s Aug. 8 event to celebrate the publication of Motoring West, Volume 1, Automobile Pioneers, 1900–1909, edited by…
Posted on Jun. 16, 2015
During a visit to The Huntington, Caltech professor Kevin Gilmartin shows his English 127 students a book illustrating “monstrosities of fashion.” Photo by Kate Lain. Few people can make literature…
Posted on Apr. 10, 2015
In a demonstration conducted at The Huntington, William R. Newman produced a bright red metallic “tree” made of silica that grew and branched as his lecture proceeded. Detail from a photograph by…
Posted on Apr. 7, 2015
Side-handled teapots used in China for the sencha tea ceremony became popular in Japan. This earthenware teapot (ca. 1860) from The Huntington’s collection was made by Japanese Buddhist nun Ōtagaki…
Posted on Aug. 12, 2014
Wu Man (center), playing alongside Kojiro Umezaki (left) and Dong-Won Kim (right), delivered the inaugural performance at the Chinese Garden’s Clear and Transcendent pavilion on June 18, 2014. Photos…
Posted on Jul. 28, 2014
I Want You for U.S. Army is one of about 40 posters that will go on view beginning Aug. 2 in “Your Country Calls! Posters of the First World War.” The poster was made in 1917 by James Montgomery…
Posted on Jul. 10, 2014
Last fall, students from Eliot Middle School in Pasadena toured the permanent exhibition “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World.” Photo by Roger Gray. With summer in full swing, a few…
Posted on Apr. 23, 2014
William Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623). This weekend, Shakespeare lovers from all over the world will descend on the playwright’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon to celebrate the Bard’s 450th…
Posted on Mar. 7, 2014
Entrance to the Clear and Transcendent pavilion in the Chinese Garden. On Saturday, March 8, The Huntington will unveil three new features in the Chinese Garden: the Clear and Transcendent pavilion,…
Posted on Jan. 3, 2014
Cityscapes of Bruges (left) and Florence are reproduced in "Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting," on view in the Boone Gallery through Jan. 13. Two wall-sized cityscapes neatly…
Posted on Dec. 26, 2013
T. E. Lawrence in a classic pose from a photo in the Metcalf collection, 1917. The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens. The death of actor Peter O’Toole earlier this month can’t…
Posted on Nov. 21, 2013
On display in “Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions” is this print showing Indians performing music and dance at Mission San Francisco. From Louis Choris, Voyage pittoresque…
Posted on Aug. 7, 2013
Elizabeth Justice's sampler on display with a portrait of Tacy Shoemaker, 1818. The portrait is attributed to Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827) and was a gift to The Huntington from Lelia Canby…