This Week at The H is a weekly feature here at Verso. Stop in each Monday to find out what’s happening throughout the week at The Huntington!
LAST CHANCE: Today is your final opportunity to visit “A Strange and Fearful Interest,” the Civil War photography exhibition in the Boone Gallery. On view are over 150 Civil War photographs—and select objects, including the knife used in the assassination attempt against Lincoln’s Secretary of State William H. Seward—from The Huntington’s collections. But though the show is closing, its web component will remain online.
On Saturday we open “Maurice Merlin and the American Scene, 1930–1947,” a new exhibition looking at this Depression-era American artist. This is the first museum exhibit to focus on the under-celebrated, politically engaged artist who was part of the Detroit art scene while working for the federal Works Progress Administration.
We will be open to the public next Monday—Jan. 21—for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.