LAST CHANCE: Today is your last day to see the Main Exhibition Hall of the Library building before it closes for a major overhaul! The Gutenberg Bible will move immediately over to the Huntington Art Gallery, where it will be on view beginning this Wednesday. Other treasures from the Main Hall will return late this summer in a temporary exhibition space in the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art. The big renovation will be completed in 2013 and is slated to reopen to the public that fall. You can read up on the project here.
At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, we have a free lecture in Friends’ Hall. Robert Westman, professor of history at the University of California, San Diego, and the Dibner Distinguished Fellow, presents “Managing the Future: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.” Early modern Europeans represented the heavens as a theater of supernatural and natural forces that could be used to anticipate future events, such as warfare or pestilence. Westman will explore how this view was challenged by new assumptions and tools of prediction. Late last year, Westman was interviewed on NPR, and we’ve got a blog about it here.
LATER THIS MONTH: In the second half of June, we have one exhibition starting up and one coming to a close. Opening to the public on June 16 will be the art exhibition “Roger Madearis: His Regionalism,” and ending its run on June 25 is “Al Martinez: Bard of L.A.”
For information on events that require registration and/or additional fees, please check out the calendar on The Huntington’s website.
Kate Lain is the new media developer in the office of communications at The Huntington.