Beatrix Farrand at The Huntington

Documentary filmmaker and six-time Emmy Award-winner Karyl Evans will present a screening of her film “The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in The Huntington’s Rothenberg Hall. In anticipation of the screening, we have invited historian Ann Scheid to write about the work … Continue reading

“Nightwalk” in the Chinese Garden

It was an auspicious omen. At dusk, during a mid-September rehearsal of Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden—The Huntington’s first-ever, site-specific, evening theatrical production—“these huge wild geese came in formation and they flew down and sort of circled us and left,” says playwright-director Stan Lai. “That felt so wonderful. Sort of … Continue reading

Drawing Enlightenment from Stones

If the hectic pace of the holiday season has you craving a bit of tranquility, try this centuries-old tip for restoring inner calm—spend some quiet time in the contemplation of stones. The annual Viewing Stones Show, presented by the California Aiseki Kai, will take place Dec. 26–30 in The Huntington’s … Continue reading

Still Time to Color Our Collections

Even if you missed the chance last week to participate in #ColorOurCollections, a coloring extravaganza organized by The New York Academy of Medicine Library, there’s still time to join in the fun. More than 100 libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world produced coloring sheets for the initiative … Continue reading

A Deep Dive into Jack London’s Life

Since the age of 10, filmmaker Ben Goldstein has been riveted by the life and writings of Jack London (1876–1916). His fascination with the author of The Call of the Wild and The Sea-Wolf has now spawned a feature-length documentary about the famed writer and adventurer. Entitled Jack London: American … Continue reading

Naughty Los Angeles in the 1890s

Liz Goldwyn doesn’t shy away from much. Author, fashion icon, filmmaker, scion of Hollywood legends, Goldwyn is a force to be reckoned with across multiple genres of creativity and artistic production. There’s a thread in all this, one that Goldwyn herself readily admits. And that’s history. She’s fascinated not only with the usual “who … Continue reading

The Ripple Effect of Millard Sheets

The documentary filmmaker Paul Bockhorst discovered the creative spark for his most recent film in 2011 when he visited The Huntington’s exhibition “The House That Sam Built,” a show focused on the furniture of mid-20th-century craftsman Sam Maloof and art made by members of his Pomona Valley circle, including Millard Sheets. … Continue reading

Shakespeare Takes the Stage

“All the world’s a stage,” declares Jaques in William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It. While that may be true, there’s something to be said for an auditorium with a beautiful stage, state-of-the-art acoustics, raked seating, and clear sight lines. With the opening earlier this month of the Steven S. … Continue reading