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  • James Thorpe dies at 93; former director of the Huntington Library put it on the map

    James Thorpe, former director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens who helped raise the public profile of the institution, turning it into one of Southern California's leading educational and cultural centers, has died. He...
  • Review: 'A "New and Native" Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene'

    Review: 'A "New and Native" Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene  &   Greene'
    In the spring of 1893, a financial panic hit Wall Street, sending the American economy skidding toward a depression. It also helped reshape the course of architectural history in Southern California, since cloudy career prospects in the Northeast helped...
  • Gardening club and Dominguez Rancho Adobe enjoy a prickly relationship

    It was a Sunday afternoon in 1974 when a black-suited Claretian missionary known as Father Pat walked into the monthly meeting of the Long Beach Cactus Club looking to make a deal. Turn the sunny dirt patch next to his home at Dominguez Rancho Adobe into...
  • Bank failures strike a blow to city’s art

    Bank failures strike a blow to city’s art
    Home Savings of America. Three words of modern democracy: Home (yours), Savings (yours) and America (ours). Together they formed the deceptively simple name of a business here in the Southland that may have issued the mortgage that built your house. Home...
  • Datebook

    MAY 2 Garden show: The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden's annual L.A. Garden Show will focus on edible gardening. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 2 and 3. 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. (626) 821-3243; www.arboretum.org. Bauer sale: Bauer...
  • Home and garden events in the Southland

    SATURDAY Irrigation class: Consultant Bob Galbreath discusses smart irrigation controllers in a workshop sponsored by the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants. Beginning in 2010, only weather-based irrigation controllers, or WBIC,...
  • Furniture-making unplugged

    Furniture-making unplugged
    There is an edge to hand-cut wood, a sharp line on curves that you can see with your eyes and feel with your fingers. Master craftsman Patrice Pinaquy calls it "crispness." You can witness it in Louis XIV furniture, its fleur-de-lis and sunbursts...
  • American art collectors ripe for study

    American art collectors ripe for study
    Henry Clay Frick, J. Pierpont Morgan, Louisine and Henry O. Havemeyer in New York; J. Paul Getty, Norton Simon, Arabella and Henry E. Huntington in Los Angeles; Andrew W. Mellon in Washington, D.C.; Claribel and Etta Cone in Baltimore. Big names in the...
  • 'This Side of Paradise' at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

    'This Side of Paradise' at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    A1991 photograph by John Humble shows Selma Avenue at Vine Street as a jumbled, architecturally constructed Hollywood landscape of office buildings, stores, asphalt and advertising billboards. Dominating the center is Angelyne, the cosmetically...
  • American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums

    American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums
    Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II. Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
  • Elise Mudd Marvin dies at 79; founding trustee of Pitzer College, philanthropist

    Elise Mudd Marvin, a founding trustee of Pitzer College who also was a generous donor to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other leading cultural institutions in Southern California, has died. She was 79. Marvin died Jan. 13 at her home in Pasadena, her...