The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has announced that it has acquired the papers of Dana Gioia, an internationally acclaimed poet and writer who served as the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003–09 and as the California Poet Laureate from 2015-19.
Having published poems for many years while working as a businessman, Gioia exploded onto the national poetry scene in 1991 with the publication of his provocative essay “Can Poetry Matter?” in The Atlantic. Continue reading “Huntington Library Acquires Acclaimed Poet’s Papers”
The Huntington Library struck gold in Pasadena last week.
The centenarian institution joined forces with a fellow California hallmark — the Rose Parade — on New Year’s Day, making its first appearance in float form in the last half-century. Its return was well received: the library earned the Golden State Award from the Tournament of Roses, bestowed on the float for “most outstanding depiction of life in California.” Continue reading “Huntington Library Rolls Out Award-Winning Rose Parade Float”
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”
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”