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Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Huntington Library receives $32-million gift from Charles Munger

    Huntington Library receives $32-million gift from Charles Munger
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens announced Thursday it has received a $32-million gift from Charles Munger that will go toward the construction of the museum's new education and visitors center, which is expected to open in...
  • Starving artists? Not among the leaders of L.A. arts institutions

    Starving artists? Not among the leaders of L.A. arts institutions
    L.A. added two new million-dollar-a-year executives to the ranks of its top-paid arts leaders during 2011, although two existing members of the seven-person club had to get by with less than they'd made in 2010. Increases for Music Center President...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Art review: Unearthing a rare treasure at Huntington Library

    Art review: Unearthing a rare treasure at Huntington Library
    The San Gabriel Mountains rise to imposing heights behind a tiny rural outpost. An alpine lake in the Sierra lies still in a frame of snowdrifts, rocky peaks and moss-covered stones. A narrow path disappears into a field of yellow flowers stretching...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs

    Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs
      First published on Nov. 27, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. It's 1922, and nothing much is up in Pasadena. Not among the orange groves, not along the leafy streets. Just as the little old ladies like it. But wait. Down in the Arroyo Seco,...
  • This week in L.A.: Olympian Amanda Beard, Piper Laurie and more

     
    A river runs through it: among the author visits to L.A. this week are Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard with a memoir and Lynn Sherr with a history of H2O as sport and recreational activity....