Videos and Recorded Programs

Videos about The Huntington and previously recorded lectures, programs, and conferences

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Hdoc: Finding Judith

Thu., March 28, 2024 | Aric Allen
Honor Sachs, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a historian of early America whose research focuses on slavery, law, and family. She is currently writing a multigenerational history of an enslaved family that sued for freedom claiming Indigenous ancestry.
Library

Multi-Storied Library: Lasting Impressions – Hand Printing in Practice

Fri., March 22, 2024
The Huntington holds one of the largest collections of William Morris’ Kelmscott Press books in the world. Join Library staff for a deep dive into Morris’ artistic philosophy and handmade approach to printing during a time when the industry was moving toward mass production.

The Role of the Japanese Tea Hut in Understanding the Way of Tea

Fri., March 22, 2024
Bruce Sosei Hamana, a tea ceremony expert with the Urasenke Tankokai Federation, discusses the “chashitsu,” the traditional tearoom.
Art

Sargent Claude Johnson–California School for the Blind Commission

Mon., March 18, 2024
In 1933, Sargent Johnson began a monumental architectural installation for the California School for the Blind in Berkeley. It was commissioned by the federally sponsored Public Works of Art Project—part of the New Deal.
Events

Huntington Founders Day 2024: Foundations and Futures

Tue., March 12, 2024
The 2024 Founders’ Day program marked The Huntington’s fifth anniversary under the leadership of President Karen R. Lawrence.
Events

Highlights from Founders’ Day 2024: Foundations and Futures

Tue., March 12, 2024
On Feb. 22, 2024, Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence sat down with Lori Bettison-Varga, president of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, for a conversation that looked back at The Huntington’s past five years under Lawrence’s leadership and forward at the institution’s strategic aspirations.
Art

Hdoc: Books of Pictures & Pictures of Books

Wed., Dec. 13, 2023
Museums have an origami-like relationship with time because visitors can fold together different eras while navigating the galleries.
Events

Highlights from the 2023 Haaga Program: Ramesh Srinivasan and Todd Presner on Generative AI

Tue., Dec. 12, 2023
On Nov. 20, 2023, digital democracy advocate Ramesh Srinivasan and digital humanities scholar Todd Presner joined Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence in a conversation about the rise of generative AI, focusing on the ethical implications of its aggregation of data at an unprecedented scale.
Events

2023 Haaga Program: Ramesh Srinivasan and Todd Presner on Generative AI

Tue., Dec. 12, 2023
On Nov. 20, 2023, digital democracy advocate Ramesh Srinivasan and digital humanities scholar Todd Presner joined Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence in a conversation about the rise of generative AI, focusing on the ethical implications of its aggregation of data at an unprecedented scale.
Video

Aristotle in Pieces: A Medieval Manuscript’s Journey from Italy to Pasadena

Sat., Nov. 11, 2023
Book historian Lisa Fagin Davis traces the journey of three pieces of a medieval manuscript written by Aristotle from 13th-century Italy to 20th-century America and The Huntington.
Art

Betye Saar: Drifting Toward Twilight

Sat., Nov. 11, 2023
This short documentary film explores artist Betye Saar’s process creating “Drifting Toward Twilight,” a site-specific installation at The Huntington, and her recollections of her life and career.
Video

A Family Story from Native California: The Wright Family, Kinship and Mobility In California, 1849-1941

Sat., Nov. 11, 2023
William Bauer, professor of history at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, examines one family's story as part of the experience of Native peoples between the “abyss” of the 19th century and their return and revival in the 20th.