JUST OPENED: Our Civil War photography exhibition, “A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War,” opened this past Saturday in the Boone Gallery. The exhibition has an online component that features photographs, audio from noted scholars and artists, and a short film. Keep an eye out here on Verso as we’ll soon take a more in-depth look at the exhibition website.
Tuesday marks the 153rd anniversary of abolitionist John Brown’s famous raid on the arsenal at Harpers Ferry. A portrait of Brown by J. W. Dodge is currently on display in “A Just Cause: Voices of the American Civil War,” on view in the West Hall of the Library. And if you’re in the mood for some reading, you might check out “Painted into a Corner,” a 2008 Huntington Frontiers article that centers around another John Brown portrait.
We’ve got an orchid show and sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Southland Orchid Show Committee will present its annual event featuring hundreds of exotic blooms in elaborate displays exhibited by local orchid societies and international growers. Vendors will have a wide range of orchid plants and related merchandise for sale. The event runs from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It will be held in the Botanical Center and is free with general admission.
Opening Saturday in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries is “Alpine Skeletons: Marsden Hartley Silverpoint Drawings,” which will highlight 21 rarely exhibited, beautifully understated works drawn from The Huntington’s collections.
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.