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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...
  • Huntington acquires works by Tony Smith and Frederick Hammersley

    Huntington acquires works by Tony Smith and Frederick Hammersley
    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...
  • 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 JunĂ­pero 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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 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...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 8, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY 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...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 15, 2011

    Words & Ideas SUNDAY 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...