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Feb. 26–March 13, 2023 | This focused exhibition explores tempera's fascinating history through a number of key objects from The Huntington art collections, as well as two important loans from the Resnick collection.

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Sept. 17, 2022–Sept. 4, 2023 | Through quilts and prints recently acquired by The Huntington, this exhibition celebrates the artistry and cultural significance of work by members of the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers’ Collective from Alabama.

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Enjoy traditional Chinese music every Wednesday afternoon in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. A different solo musician performs each week, playing unamplified melodies on classical instruments including the dizi 笛子, pipa 琵琶, and erhu二胡. Let the music transport you to another time and place as you stroll through one of the most magical landscapes in Southern California.

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Andrea Wulf takes us on a vivid journey with a remarkable group of rebels who changed the way we think about ourselves and the world through their adventures and misadventures, passionate love affairs and heartbreak in this Wark Lecture about her latest book, Magnificent Rebels.

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Seemingly against all odds, L.A.’s artists always find surprising ways to reinvent themselves, their art, and their community. This performance captures the sprawling grandness of Grand Avenue, from Chinatown, past historic Pershing Square and Angel’s Flight, all the way to L.A. Memorial Coliseum, home to the Olympics in 1932 and again in 1984.

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Moderated by Natalia Molina, interim director of research at The Huntington, Huntington curators Clay Stalls and Peter Blodgett, and Verónica Castillo-Muñoz (UCSB) discuss the Library's extensive Hispanic collection of manuscripts, rare books and other printed materials, maps, and photographs that range geographically from Mexico to the U.S.

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Experience the magic of the movies at The Huntington featuring Encanto, outdoors! Synopsis: It’s all about looking out for each other and putting your family first. The Madrigals live in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house called Encanto, where each family member has a gift. Mirabel must find out what her calling is and save Encanto and her loved ones.

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Get the "inside story" and deepen your appreciation of The Huntington and its history on a tour for members guided by Huntington estate docents.

Space is limited; advance reservations with timed entry required. Tours launch from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. and are approximately 90 minutes long. The last tour group leaves from Barth Grove near admissions at 9:45 a.m.

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In this Second Thursday Garden Talk, Luke Nikolov, assistant professor at UCLA's Molecular Biology Institute, discusses the vegetative and reproductive structure of Rafflesiaceae, a family of rare parasitic plants found in the tropical forests of east and southeast Asia. Crowned “the greatest prodigy of the vegetable kingdom,” Rafflesiaceae produce the largest flowers of all plants.

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This conference brings together scholars across disciplines whose research examines the intersections of race and disability and can speak to the history and legacy of eugenics in the United States.

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Discover the amazing diversity of orchids as hundreds of exotic blooms compete for honors at The Huntington’s 6th annual International Orchid Show and Sale. The event showcases lush displays by local and regional orchid societies and international growers, while vendors have a wide range of orchid plants and related merchandise for sale.

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Discover pathways to restore emotional and physical well-being while exploring the beauty and tranquility of The Huntington with Restore + Explore. In this two-class Tai Chi session, Kathy Chyan guides participants through a series of physical exercises and stretches. No previous experience necessary: suitable for all levels. Two Saturdays, 8:30–10:30 a.m.

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Bonsai master Ted Matson leads an intensive four-session gakko, or school, in the art of bonsai. Geared to beginners, the sessions explore the history of bonsai, basic tree botany and horticultural challenges, design concepts and training techniques, and bonsai display. All supplies and tools are provided, including demonstration trees for classroom practice.

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Monique Kornell, art historian and visiting associate professor at The Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, reexamines the English surgeon and anatomist William Cowper (1666/67–1710), with a focus on the illustrated documentation of his work in print and in manuscript. A member of the Royal Society, Cowper was highly regarded in his day.

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Anne Hyde, professor of history at the University of Oklahoma, discusses how intermarriage was a vital Native strategy using sex, diplomacy, and captivity to create a successful world of mixed-descent people who pioneered the American West. That success challenged U.S. ideas about who deserved frontier opportunities.

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Join chef instructor Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites and Brandon Tam, orchid specialist and horticulturist at The Huntington, as they weave art, culinary, and botanical history together to create a passionfruit ceviche, chocolate dessert, and specialty cocktail.

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Step into a darker time when magic and science had not yet been divided. See how the midnight woods could reveal a shadowy clearing where hooded figures dance around a bubbling cauldron.

Does it contain a healing elixir, a love potion, or something dangerously wicked?

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Oct. 22, 2022–May 29, 2023 | Crafting a Garden sheds light on the intricacies of the Chinese Garden through models, photographs, tools, and videos that tell the story of its design and construction.

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Step into a darker time when magic and science had not yet been divided. See how the midnight woods could reveal a shadowy clearing where hooded figures dance around a bubbling cauldron. Does it contain a healing elixir, a love potion, or something dangerously wicked?

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Chinese American composer Nathan Wang, the 2022-23 Cheng Family Foundation Visiting Artist in the Chinese Garden, discusses his creative process developing Shanghai, a new work of musical theater that explores immigration. Wang shares his adventures exploring The Huntington’s archives and presents sneak-preview performances of several new songs.

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