Huntington Verso

The blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Introducing the 2023–24 Huntington Fellows

Tue., May 23, 2023 | Susan Juster
Each year, The Huntington hosts roughly 150 long- and short-term research fellows, selected through a competitive, peer-review process that provides $1.4 million in awards.

Nekketsu Takei’s Japanese Maps of Hawaiʻi

Tue., May 16, 2023 | Li Wei Yang
In 1906, Nekketsu Takei produced at least two maps of Hawaiʻi to attract Japanese immigrants as well as to help newcomers familiarize themselves with the islands.

Five Must-See Trees at The Huntington

Tue., May 9, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
The Huntington’s plant collections include roughly 800 tree species that range from iconic California natives to representatives of habitats from around the world. Here are five must-see trees to appreciate during your next visit to The Huntington.

Asian American Art at The Huntington

Tue., May 2, 2023 | Yinshi Lerman-Tan
As a site for the preservation of the wide-ranging histories, cultures, and perspectives that make up the Asian American experience, The Huntington’s Art Museum has been embarking on the active collection and display of Asian American art.

2023 Acquisitions of the Library Collectors’ Council

Tue., April 25, 2023 | Kevin Durkin
Four exceptional collections have joined The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens through the generosity of the Library Collectors’ Council, a group of supporters who help fund the purchase of new items for the institution’s archives.

Objects, Pathways, and Afterlives

The Huntington’s “Objects, Pathways, and Afterlives: Tracing Material Cultures in Early America” conference brings together scholars and practitioners to reflect on the historical and present-day meanings of tangible materials.

Time Traveling in Gloria Molina’s Papers

Tue., April 4, 2023 | Susan Turner-Lowe
The Huntington is proud to hold Gloria Molina’s papers—a trove of 1,300 boxes—as they document an important swath of California history and the legacy of a woman who broke barrier after barrier in the political and social sphere.

The Dirt on Water Conservation

Tue., March 28, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
Heavy rains this winter made the prospect of drought seem far away, and perhaps even improbable. The record levels of precipitation will provide short-term drought relief, to be sure, but long-term water supply challenges for our region persist.

Stories We Tell

Tue., March 21, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
This year’s Founders’ Day event was a lively departure from previous programs. Rather than spotlighting a single narrative to celebrate, it featured a suite of stories from across The Huntington’s collections.

Jimmy Carter at The Huntington

Tue., March 14, 2023 | Kevin Durkin
In the twilight of President Jimmy Carter’s life, longtime Huntington volunteer Dennis Harbach recently shared a Los Angeles Times article on Carter’s 1991 visit. It was July 15, and Carter was here for the opening of “The Sacred Fire of Liberty: The Creation of the American Bill of Rights” exhibition.

Lights, Camera, ART!

Tue., March 7, 2023 | Sandy Masuo
Through an ongoing partnership with Ghetto Film School, young filmmakers are introduced to The Huntington’s three collections—art, library materials, and the botanical gardens—as a source of ideas and inspiration for their work.

New Works by Sandy Rodriguez

Tue., Feb. 21, 2023 | Dennis Carr
As the 2020–21 Caltech-Huntington Art + Research Fellow, Los Angeles–based artist Sandy Rodriguez created new artworks that appear in “Borderlands,” including a map and a series of works on paper.