Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘lectures’


Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future

Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present & Future
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As part of its East Asian Garden Lecture Series, the Huntington presents “Japanese Gardens of Manzanar: Past, Present, and Future.” During World War II, the internment camp at Manzanar in the California desert held more than 10,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry. To ameliorate the harsh conditions, many of those imprisoned there built […]

John Cleese

John Cleese

The really good ideas is always traceable back to quite a long way, often to a not very good idea, which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting. —John Cleese, writer, actor & tall person […]

“The Provocative 15th Century”

“The Provocative 15th Century”

Libraries were being founded in France, Italy, Persia, and England. Johannes Gutenberg has set up his movable type printing press “as a commercial operation” in Mainz, Germany and five years later, in 1455, he completes “the first major book printed in movable type in the West,” the Gutenberg Bible. William Caxton sets up the first […]

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Other-Worldly Celebration with Bill Nye

Everyone has heard of Bill Nye “The Science Guy.” But, did you know that he is the first CEO of The Planetary Society? When Bill was a student at Cornell University he was introduced to the wonders of astronomy in a class taught by Carl Sagan, who was a founding member of The Planetary Society. […]

Ehud Barak

Ehud Barak

He’s been called “a mercurial former general”  and “Israel’s most prominent warrior-statesman of his generation” with “a distinguished and tumultuous career that spanned half a century.”¹ Aron Heller writing for the Huffington Post relates how Barak is Israel’s most decorated soldier “ever.” As commander of Sayeret Matkal, Barak led the 1972 raid on a hijacked […]

Building Paradise in California

Building Paradise in California

Alex Vertikoff‘s books are titled Weird Rooms, Hidden L. A., and At Home in the Heartland. He’s been the architectural and promotional photographer for the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Villa and Center and for the Skirball Cultural Center. His biography states that he “was the first foreign artist to have a traveling exhibit of his […]

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

It’s marketed as a 3-day symposium “celebrating all that is weird, wild, and wonderful in the plant kingdom.” “It” is the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California’s exclusive showing and symposium July 23rd-26th at the Huntington. Each day there will be activities like hands-on botanical art workshops; lectures; tours of the Huntington gardens, collections, and […]

L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

L.A. Opera Celebrates Benjamin Britten

Join us for an evening with L.A. Opera in The Huntington Art Gallery. A master of orchestral writing, Benjamin Britten wrote some of the most important classical music of the twentieth century. To honor the 2013 centenary of the British composer, James Conlon, Music Director of LA Opera, will discuss the music and artistic legacy […]

Women's History Month at Caltech

Women's History Month at Caltech

Rumor has it there will be some awesome events at Caltech this month in honor of Women’s History Month. The theme this year is “Women: Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet.” The specifics have not been published yet, but we’ll keep our eyes out for what promise to be some awesome lectures. For more […]

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Stephen Hawking: Why We Should Go Into Space

Next week Stephen Hawking will be visiting Caltech to give his annual public lecture. One of the world’s most famous scientists, Hawking is the author of the bestselling A Brief History of Time and has been a leading researcher on everything from black holes to the nature of space. Although he usually works at Cambridge […]

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