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  • Huntington buys trove of 4,600 historic L.A. images

    Huntington buys trove of 4,600 historic L.A. images
    The Huntington Library has purchased the extensive photographic trove of Ernest Marquez, a descendant of Mexican land grantees who owned what became known as Santa Monica and Rustic canyons and parts of Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. Amassed over...
  • How to keep roses healthy during a drought

    How to keep roses healthy during a drought
    Southern California may be in the midst of a drought, but that doesn't mean your roses have to go. "Roses are sustainable," says Linda McKendry, a Hidden Hills-based garden designer who specializes in rose gardens. "Historically in California, you'll find...
  • Robert F. Erburu, former Times Mirror chairman, dies at 83

    Robert F. Erburu, former Times Mirror chairman, dies at 83
    Robert F. Erburu, the last chairman of Times Mirror Co. with close ties to its founding Chandler family, which owned the Los Angeles Times for more than a century, died Sunday at his Santa Barbara home. He was 83. Erburu, a civic leader and prominent...
  • A balanced mission statement: Junípero Serra exhibit at the Huntington Library

    A balanced mission statement: Junípero Serra exhibit at the Huntington Library
    If you missed it over the summer or fall, there's still time to explore the remarkable exhibition, "Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions," at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Nuanced and...
  • Junipero Serra exhibition at the Huntington seeks a full view

    It's a scholastic rite of passage for every California fourth-grader: studying the history of the Spanish Catholic missions and the life of Father Junípero Serra. Steven W. Hackel remembers the drill. "We were taught that Father Serra was a good,...
  • Charles Bukowski shills for Dewar's -- if only he could enjoy it

    A poem by Charles Bukowski is featured in an advertisement for Dewar's, the 157-year-old blended scotch. If only the notoriously hard-drinking poet had lived long enough to reap the rewards of his endorsement. The L.A. poet died in 1994 at age 73,...
  • Huntington Library reopens with a refreshing familiarity

    Huntington Library reopens with a refreshing familiarity
    Visitors flock to the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino each year by the hundreds of thousands, drawn by works of European and American art spanning centuries, by expansive gardens renowned for their beauty and...
  • Resnicks loaning 15th century painting to Huntington

    Resnicks loaning 15th century painting to Huntington
    [This post has been corrected.] The Huntington in San Marino is receiving a loan of a rarely seen 15th century painting depicting Christ that was created by Flemish Renaissance artist Hans Memling. The painting, which was recently acquired by Lynda...
  • Former L.A. Times art critic William Wilson dies at 78

    Former L.A. Times art critic William Wilson dies at 78
    William Wilson, who wrote art criticism for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades, died Saturday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. He was 78. Wilson, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago, passed away...
  • Huntington adds Marsh locomotive painting to American art collection

    Huntington adds Marsh locomotive painting to American art collection
    Once the great estate of a railroad tycoon, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has just become home to a painting of a powerful locomotive. Last week a group of art collectors helped the Huntington buy a 1935 Reginald Marsh...
  • Art review: Huntington's 'Face to Face' reflects deeply on Renaissance

    Art review: Huntington's 'Face to Face' reflects deeply on Renaissance
    Renaissance art made in Florence, Italy, more than half a millennium ago wouldn't look the way it does without art and artists working elsewhere in Europe. It's easy to forget that travel and trade between Italy and other countries was frequent,...