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!
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., we’ve got “Creativity as Splendid as Brocade,” a free lecture in the Ahmanson Room of the Botanical Center. Chinese letter paper design reached new heights in the late Ming dynasty. Suzanne Wright, associate professor of art history at the University of Tennessee, will explore the wide range of subject matters and woodblock printing techniques used for these popular stationery designs that ultimately served as models for similar papers and surimono prints in Japan.
The free lectures continue Wednesday with “Empires, Nations, and Families: Children of the Fur Trade” at 7:30 p.m. in Friends’ Hall. Anne Hyde, professor of history at Colorado College, will talk about her book Empires, Nations, and Families, winner of the Bancroft Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer. Based on research done at The Huntington, Hyde’s work describes the wide range of mixed-race families who lived, loved, and worked in the early American West and examines what happened to them as the 19th century progressed.
LOOKING AHEAD: Mid-February will see a bit of exhibition turnover—local history steps into the limelight on Feb. 16 with the opening of “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch” in the West Hall of the Library, and two days later the maritime drawings and watercolors of “Britain and the Sea” come down.
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.