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Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

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  • Gary Hammer dies at 57; plant hunter and horticulturalist

    Gary Hammer dies at 57; plant hunter and horticulturalist
    He had been called the Indiana Jones of horticulture, breaking his leg while hanging from a cliff in Mexico to collect bromeliads and facing down the rifles of Ecuadorean soldiers who mistook him for a spy. Nurseryman Gary Hammer "risked life and limb,...
  • Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet

    Visiting out West? Here's a SoCal traveler's cheat sheet
    For most of the last 20 years, it’s been my job to leave Los Angeles and bring home tips on travel elsewhere. But let’s face it: Elsewhere can get expensive. And there’s a lot of elsewhere here already. So a year ago, I turned my...
  • PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner

    PASSINGS: Richard J. Sheirer, Jiri Raska, Jack Lionel Warner
    Richard J. Sheirer NYC emergency official at time of 9/11 Richard J. Sheirer, 65, the former New York City emergency management chief who helped guide the city through the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, died Thursday after experiencing chest pains....
  • Pacific Standard Time: Sam Maloof and his communal 'House'

    Pacific Standard Time: Sam Maloof and his communal 'House'
    Sam Maloof's home was a haven for art. The master furniture-maker filled his sprawling redwood house in Alta Loma, east of Los Angeles, with a profusion of pieces that he created in his adjoining workshop or collected with his first wife, Alfreda. Many...
  • Neglected Whittier mural by F. Carlton Ball gets noticed

    Neglected Whittier mural by F. Carlton Ball gets noticed
    A large but little-noticed mural that a noted ceramic artist, F. Carlton Ball, created in an alcove of a public library branch in Whittier is having its moment in the spotlight after what may or may not have been a near-brush with the wrecking ball....
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs

    Southern California Close-Ups: Pasadena and environs
    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, a crew has just started putting up some kind of stadium. On Pepper Street,...
  • 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...
  • Datebook: Events, exhibits, classes for the week ahead

     
    We've listed select home and garden events below. Suggest your own via reader comments. Submissions must be fewer than 75 words and must be for one-time events with legitimate value to other readers. No store promotions and no frivolous links,......
  • Natural History Museum to raise admission price to $12 on May 11

     
    Price hike to $12 in store at Natural History Museum...
  • Norton Simon Museum borrows Vermeer from Metropolitan, never shown before in California

     
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has five, not counting one now established as fake. The National Gallery of Art in D.C. has four, not including its two known examples of forgeries. But no West Coast museum owns......
  • Lost L.A.: The Arabella Huntington gallery, a fleeting tribute from husband to wife

     
    It was railroad magnate Henry Huntington's tribute to his late wife, Arabella: the gallery, pictured above, with Italian and Northern Renaissance paintings, French gilded bronzes and inlaid furniture, and other treasured collections lighted by chandeliers...