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Princely Potagers at the Huntington

Princely Potagers at the Huntington
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The history and aesthetics of the kitchen garden in France, beginning with the Sun King’s celebrated potager in Versailles, are explored in this lecture by Eric Haskell, director of the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. What we locals, commoners, and average folk might call a “kitchen garden” would be scoffed off the premises in […]

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

Wine Tasting: Vintage California

A vineyard once thrived on the ranch land that is now The Huntington. Jennifer Allan Goldman, a curator of the current exhibit “Cultivating California: Founding Families of the San Marino Ranch,” will give a talk about the property’s agricultural past this Wednesday, March 20th. According to Matt Hormann, “from the 1850s until the 1880s, the […]

Art Bites!

Art Bites!

No, no, art does not “bite,” in the urban slang sense of the word. To clarify, Maite Gomez-Rejón is back on the West Coast after a series of sold out classes in New York City and is leading a swarm of new classes: “Art Bites: Cooking Art History.” After earning an MFA from the School […]

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

Sustainable Gardening—at Home

This Saturday, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Huntington’s “urban agriculture site” and walk away with some brand new ideas about how to create a sustainable garden of your own. If you get a wee bit weary and have to lay down on the lawn under a weeping willow, you might as well doze and […]

You Must Have Been Talking To My Mother

You Must Have Been Talking To My Mother

In answer to our question about his “landmark” textbook, Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past, William Deverell responded, “Landmark? You must have been talking to my mother.” Actually, we were researching our subject, and we stumbled upon whitewashedadobe.com. The site discusses Deverell’s book and the four one-hour […]

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

AxS Festival – Plan Ahead!

The 2011 Pasadena City of Art and Science (AxS) Festival has so many events to tempt and arouse your curiosity that we suggest you get out your calendar and carefully plan ahead. For instance, to begin this two-week adventure melodically, you could hear the Pasadena Pro Musica present Water Music/Firesong, a choral celebration of two powerful […]

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

At the Huntington: Annoying: The Book

NPR’s Joe Palca gets annoyed easily. He was so annoyed by Washington, DC in early 2009 that he decided to spend the summer at the Huntington, as the science writer in residence (he is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers). Then he wrote a book about it. It’s called Annoying: The […]

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Botanical Gardens

If you have only one day to spend in Pasadena, this is it. The Huntington Botanical Gardens are, in a word, splendid. In each of the eighteen specialty sections, including the relatively new Chinese Garden of Flowing Fragrance, the landscaping is both formal and refreshingly beckoning. Railroad magnate Henry Edwards Huntington purchased this citrus-ranch property […]

A Square-Cornered Archivist

A Square-Cornered Archivist

We are upstairs at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, and the folding chairs are filling fast. Somebody has thoughtfully placed a cooler of cheap beer toward the back of the space, and the hospitality is gratefully received by the crowd gathered to hear several experts discuss the work of the late Los Angeles poet and novelist Charles Bukowski.

The event is billed “An Evening with Bukowski’s Friends,” and the night’s speakers have been chosen by the author’s widow, Linda Lee Bukowski. The woman at the podium, though, does not look like the usual Bukowski connoisseur.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

The Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens

Where to begin? Even if your intent is to see only the art collection here, you cannot help but take in at least a few of the 150 acres of sloping lawns, vistas and statuary in Henry Huntington’s botanical gardens. The art collections cannot be separated from their three specialized settings. Gleaming from a $20-million […]

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