Wed., Feb. 1, 2023
“Printed in 1085: The Chinese Buddhist Canon from the Song Dynasty” will showcase a sacred 11th-century Buddhist book and explore Chinese textual history.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2023 | Wolf Burchard
There is little exaggeration in historian Richard Snow’s statement that the Sleeping Beauty Castle has become a sight “as familiar to the world as the Eiffel Tower.” The turrets were painted in shades of pink to create the illusion of the building as standing taller than its actual height.
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.
Tue., Jan. 17, 2023
The Huntington's Chinese Garden is distinctive for its old Coast Live Oaks native to California. There's one ancient oak, considered to be the oldest at The Huntington, that needed special attention as the gardens were being built around its canopy.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2022 | Kevin Durkin
As 2022 draws to a close, we invite you to look back at some of our favorite Verso stories from the past year. Below is a selection of posts, one from each of the past 12 months, highlighting what makes The Huntington such a remarkable place.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2022
The Huntington has acquired the archive of American author Thomas Pynchon, considered by many to be among the greatest novelists of our time.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2022 | Lynne Heffley
What can architecture aspire to be? Award-winning architect and educator Billie Tsien has some ideas and shared them in conversation with Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence last month as part of The Huntington’s “Why It Matters” series.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2022
Architect and educator Billie Tsien joins Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence to discuss how the built environment shapes individual and communal experiences, the interplay between design and purpose, and how architecture can empower future generations.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2022
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens will open a major new feature in its renowned Japanese Garden in the fall of 2023, when the reconstruction of a 320-year-old magistrate’s (shōya) house from Marugame, Japan, will be complete.
The monumental Portage Falls on the Genesee (ca. 1839) by the 19th-century English American landscape painter Thomas Cole (1801–1848) is at once beautiful and sublime, depicting the overwhelming scale and power of nature in a spectacular region of upstate New York.