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

Three Musicians Sharing in the Chinese Garden

Few things are more relaxing than live musical performances at The Huntington during the summer. Don’t forget that every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m., you can enjoy traditional music in Liu Fang Yuan, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance. In fact, an early summer performance in the garden’s Clear and … Continue reading

A Passion for Bonsai

From ancient origins in China and Japan, the art of creating miniature bonsai trees has grown in popularity to become an international hobby. Today, bonsai reflects the nationalities, philosophies, and regional plants of enthusiasts worldwide. What accounts for this enduring passion that collectors, connoisseurs, and growers have for this horticultural … Continue reading