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!
Today, between the hours of 12:30 and 4:00 p.m., we invite you to take a peek inside the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse and learn the traditions behind its use. Informal tours are offered at hourly intervals on the second Monday of every month. No reservations are required, and tour is free with general admission.
On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., we offer “Thirsting for Knowledge: Women’s Education in the Early Republic,” a free lecture in conjunction with our needlework exhibition. That show—“Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections”—holds examples of beautiful samplers and pictorial embroidery from the early 19th century. Margaret A. Nash, associate professor and graduate advisor for continuing students at U.C. Riverside’s Graduate School of Education, discusses educational possibilities open to women in the early American Republic, and the social and cultural factors that shaped women’s aspirations, including Enlightenment beliefs, religious expectations, opportunities for employment, and a desire for education. The lecture will be held in the Ahmanson Room of the Botanical Center. No reservations are required.
On Saturday, we open a major exhibition that’s been getting a lot of buzz: “Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions.” The show will be on view through Jan. 6, 2014, in the Erburu Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries.
COMING SOON: Be sure to check out all the other exciting exhibitions—including the long-awaited reopening of our renovated and reinstalled Library Main Hall—that we have in store in the coming months!
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.