Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show

James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.
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James Glisson and Jennifer Watts co-curated the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition at the Huntington Library, a major piece of the institution’s centennial celebration.

Five verbs make up the foundation of the “Nineteen Nineteen” exhibition, which opened at the Huntington Library last weekend as one of the institution’s first presentations in observance of its centennial year. Continue reading “Five Verbs Illustrate Huntington Library’s ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ Show”

At 100, Huntington Library Embraces the Next Age

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Workers pose in front of the Huntington residence under construction in 1911. Henry and Arabella Huntington (pictured in inset photos) bequeathed their expansive property and collections 100 years ago, creating what is now the Huntington Library. The institution begins its centennial celebration today.

The dream that Henry and Arabella Huntington began to fulfill 100 years ago with the stroke of a pen has endured and adapted to the ebbs and flows of society, nature’s wrath and the passage of time.
Now the embodiment of that dream, the Huntington Library, bears a new formal name — the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, with “Museum” taking the place of “Collections.” The change, unveiled last Thursday during the kickoff of the institution’s centennial celebration, is meant to reflect the Huntington’s evolving attitude as it sails into the future. Continue reading “At 100, Huntington Library Embraces the Next Age”

Huntington Library Books a Float in the Rose Parade

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The 1969 Rose Parade was the last time the Huntington Library was represented in the annual event, when the city of San Marino produced a float based on the institution.

The Huntington Library will end its half-century absence from the Pasadena Rose Parade, planning to run a float in the 2020 parade as part of the institution’s centennial celebration being kicked off later this year.
Officials with the Huntington Library tout the development as a way of presenting a piece of the institution’s many trademarks to the worldwide audience that tunes in for the Rose Parade. Those trademarks include the range of historical and literary artifacts, vast botanical gardens and the ever-growing collection of artworks, as stated by Huntington President Karen Lawrence. Continue reading “Huntington Library Books a Float in the Rose Parade”