CANCELED: David Schalkwyk‘s lecture, “The Signatures of the Robben Island Shakespeare,” scheduled for tonight at 7:30 p.m., has unfortunately been canceled due to travel complications. There is, however, a great Schalkwyk-penned op-ed piece in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times that should help quell your frustration at missing the talk.
Tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m., we have “Of Travels, Fruits, and Gardens: Jesuits and the European Knowledge of Chinese Plants and Gardens,” a free lecture in Friends’ Hall. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jesuit missionaries in China established a fruitful interaction between East and West, sending reports home to Europe that were of great cultural and scientific interest. Bianca Maria Rinaldi, assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Camerino, Italy, will discuss the role Jesuits played in disseminating information about Chinese horticulture and garden design.
Have you made it upstairs at the Huntington Art Gallery yet to check out the contemporary art exhibition? “Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow,” which opened earlier this month, places works of two living Los Angeles–based artists into lively conversation with the Beaux Arts mansion’s more permanent collections of historic European portraiture, decorative arts, bronzes, and the like.
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.