Today is Memorial Day, and we are open! It’s also the start of our summer hours, so from now through Labor Day, we will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily—except on Tuesdays, when we are closed to the public.
LAST CHANCE: Today is also the last day to see the Library’s treasures—including the Ellesmere Manuscript of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Audubon’s Birds of America, and the Gutenberg Bible—in the Erburu Gallery. Select items will come back on view on Nov. 9, when the newly renovated Main Hall reopens. And the Gutenberg Bible? It will move to a temporary home in the Huntington Art Gallery (between Pinkie and Blue Boy). You’ll be able to find it there starting Wednesday. And not going off view anytime in the foreseeable future: this recent Verso post highlighting all sorts of great Library treasures–related stories.
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., we present “Princely Potagers: French Kitchen Gardens from Versailles to Villandry,” a free lecture in the Ahmanson Room of the Botanical Center. The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager at Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
There’s a new exhibition opening Saturday! “Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections” will run in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries through Sept. 2. Head to our Tumblr for some images from the show!
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.