Kevin Durkin is editor of Verso and managing editor for the office of communications and marketing at The Huntington.

Maynard Parker’s California Flair

The Huntington has partnered with the Pasadena nonprofit Curatorial Assistance to mount the first exhibition devoted entirely to the work of Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976), the influential mid-20th-century architectural and garden photographer whose work helped define the era. “Out of the Archive: Maynard L. Parker Modern Photography” showcases 50 pictures … Continue reading

Restoring a Doyle Lane Mural

Los Angeles ceramist Doyle Lane (1925–2002) became known for his collectible “weed pots,” as he called his vases with small openings for holding a few stems, and for what he called “clay paintings”—geometric and boldly colored ceramic disks—that have been compared to the paintings of John McLaughlin and Frederick Hammersley. … Continue reading