Videos and Recorded Programs

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

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A Local View of Old Chinatown

Tue., May 23, 2023
Author Lisa See has donated over 300 valuable glass plate negatives and photographs to The Huntington, depicting the vibrant daily life of Los Angeles' Old Chinatown dating back to the late 19th century, and discusses the collection with curator Li Wei Yang.

The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Tue., April 18, 2023
Five works by Nigerian-born, Los Angeles–based artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby are spotlighted in a series curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and New Yorker magazine critic Hilton Als, in collaboration with the Yale Center for British Art and each artist.

Gardening the Earth: Plants and People for the Future

Mon., April 17, 2023
Stephen Blackmore, renowned botanist and chair of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, emphasizes the pivotal role of plants and botanical gardens in addressing the world's environmental challenges, offering practical solutions and highlighting the significant contributions of institutions like The Huntington.

Shapiro Book Prize Lecture: “Happy Dreams of Liberty”

Fri., April 7, 2023
2023 Shapiro Book Prize winner R. Isabela Morales discusses the significance of writing family history, the challenges of tracing the lives of enslaved people, and the incredible cache of unpublished letters and legal documents that forms the archival core of her book "Happy Dreams of Liberty."

The Magellan Exchange: How America and China Have Made Each Other

Fri., April 7, 2023
Andrés Reséndez, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and the Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow, discusses how America and China have gone from enthusiastic trading partners to strategic rivals in only a decade, the latest twist in a much deeper history spanning half a millennium.

Asian American Experiences in California: Past, Present, Future

Thu., March 23, 2023
This symposium brings together scholars, public intellectuals, and community leaders to reflect on Asian American histories and experiences in California.

Stories We Tell: Founders’ Day at The Huntington 2023

Tue., March 21, 2023
In honor of Founders’ Day 2023, The Huntington and The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West present a mix of serious and quirky stories demonstrating the broad range of The Huntington's collections.

Highlights from Stories We Tell: Founders’ Day At The Huntington 2023

Tue., March 21, 2023
Highlights from "Stories We Tell: Founders’ Day At The Huntington 2023"

Inscribing Chinese Gardens: The Origins of Shutiaoshi 书条石

Thu., Feb. 23, 2023
Dr. Lei Xue, Oregon State University, discussed shutiaoshi, stone slabs with engraved calligraphy that are commonly found in Chinese gardens.

The Making of There-Bound by Enrique Martínez Celaya

Wed., Feb. 15, 2023
The artist explains how he wove together the stories of California highways, migratory birds, T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” and a searing self-portrait into a sprawling but cohesive work.

The Soul of a Building: In the Archives with Billie Tsien

Thu., Jan. 19, 2023
Architect Billie Tsien joins Erin Chase, assistant curator of architecture at The Huntington, to view architectural materials from the library archives.

Tea and Politics in Japan’s Age of Unification

Thu., Jan. 19, 2023
Japan’s elite culture of tea, known as chanoyu, played a key role in the transition of Japan’s divided politics and civil wars of the late 16th century into a unified government in 1603.