Susan Turner-Lowe is vice president for communications at The Huntington.

EXHIBITIONS | The Life and Times of Junípero Serra

On the 300th anniversary of the birth of Junípero Serra comes a new biography certain to shift the discourse about Serra’s role in the shaping of California history and the contested legacies of his work as a Franciscan missionary. Junípero Serra:  California’s Founding Father, written by UC Riverside history professor … Continue reading

Maynard L. Parker’s American Dream

“Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976) built a career making residential spaces look their alluring best,” says Jennifer A. Watts on the jacket copy of the new book that she edited about the acclaimed architectural photographer. Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is a sumptuous volume, replete with hundreds … Continue reading

LECTURES | Getting the Bugs Out

LECTURES | Getting the Bugs Out

NPR’s Joe Palca will be giving a lecture at The Huntington Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. to introduce his book, “Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us.” With humor and plenty of hard data, he’ll talk about why fingernails on a chalk board make us cringe and why that guy on the cell phone drives us crazy. Continue reading