What are viewing stones, you ask? Well, when you get right down to it, they’re nice looking rocks, with beauty and/or subtlety of marking, shape, or color. And for the week immediately after Christmas, nearly 150 specimens will be on display, for free, at the Huntington (which has extended hours that week), courtesy of the California Aiseki Kai, a club of viewing stone enthusiasts. Viewing stones have long been a popular art form in Asia, with major Chinese, Japanese, and Korean variations. Details on this and other Huntington events can be found here (don’t miss the delightfully incongruous Bukowski exhibit, in town until Valentine’s Day).
Viewing Stones Show
Sunday, December 26 – Sunday, January 2 (closed Jan. 1)
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino
Free; 626.405.2100; Huntington.org