THIS WEEK AT THE H | May 14–21

This Week at The H is a new weekly feature here on the blog. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!

LAST CHANCE: Today is the very last day to catch the “Ancient Chinese Bronze Mirrors from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection” exhibition! If you’re visiting The Huntington today, be sure to stop by the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries to bid these magnificent works a fond farewell.

From 1 to 3 on Wednesday afternoon, you are invited to enjoy a live performance of traditional Chinese music in the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. This weekly showcase is free with admission to The Huntington.

Wednesday night, we have another musical event, this time in Friends’ Hall. Come enjoy Camerata Pacifica performing Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B Major, K 454, and works by Haydn, Franck, Duruflé, and Heggie. Tickets are $45. Program details and tickets are available at or 1-800-557-BACH.

We have our last conference of the season coming up on Friday and Saturday. At “Genealogies of Genius,” international scholars across several disciplines will discuss the idea of genius in modern societies, beginning with the concept’s emergence in the 18th century and paying particular attention to the complex role of the “genius figure” in democratic culture. There is a $25 fee. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To register, please e-mail or call 626-405-3432. The program and registration form can be downloaded by clicking here.

Have you gotten a chance to see the impressive wall of 1860s railroad stereographs at the “Visions of Empire” exhibition? There are hundreds of original cards on display! For an online peek at the wall, check out our “Visions of Empire” Flickr photostream. We are excited to announce that The Huntington’s entire Alfred A. Hart collection of Central Pacific Railroad stereographs is now digitized and can be accessed online here at the ever-expanding Huntington Digital Library.

Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.

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