| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has acquired works to fill a gallery space set to open in July 2014 that will be devoted to geometric abstraction and pop art.
Made possible by an anonymous donation, two of the works are...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:56 AM
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,...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:41 PM
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,...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...
| May 8, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Amelia Saltsman: The author of "The Santa Monica Farmers' Market Cookbook: Seasonal Foods, Simple Recipes and Stories from the Market and Farm" will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook. Book signing...
| May 15, 2011
Words & Ideas
April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960.
Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...