LAST CHANCE: Today is the final day for “Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow,” the contemporary art exhibition that has been residing upstairs in the Huntington Art Gallery for the past few months.
JUST OPENED: This past Saturday, we opened “When They Were Wild: Recapturing California’s Wildflower Heritage” in the Boone Gallery. The show, a collaboration between The Huntington and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, places on view over 300 items—from paintings to herbarium specimens—that showcase California flora.
We now offer Japanese Teahouse Tours during public hours on the second Monday of every month. Stop by today and take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. The informal tours are free with general admission.
Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. is “Obsession Gone Right: The Rosenblum Collection of Chinese Scholar’s Rocks,” a free lecture in the Ahmanson Room in the Botanical Center. Anna Rosenblum Palmer will tell the story of a determined collector—her father, Richard Rosenblum—who was the leading western advocate for the ancient art form of Chinese scholar’s rocks, and who actively promoted its study and appreciation within the fine art community.
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. is “Succulents of South Africa,” this month’s Second Thursday Garden Talk. Succulent expert Buck Hemenway will give an illustrated lecture about his recent travels to Namibia and South Africa, highlighting some of the unusual plants he encountered there. A plant sale follows the program. The event is free and will be held in the Ahmanson Room in the Botanical Center.
This weekend is the 10th Annual Clivia Show and Sale in the Botanical Center. Dozens of outstanding plants will compete for top honors at this annual event, presented by the North American Clivia Society and Southern California Clivia Club. Come enjoy a juried show, plant sales, an auction, demonstrations, and a chance for visitors to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice” award. The event is free with general admission and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
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.