The Huntington is always hosting fascinating events, lectures, exhibitions and other special gatherings. With the library, art museum and botanical gardens, there is always something new to see and learn with each visit. We are proud to support The Huntington as members and look forward to experiencing as much as we can throughout the year. Their March 2023 calendar is full of some incredible interactive events and lectures. Here are a few you may want to check out for yourself:
Stories We Tell: Founders’ Day at The Huntington
The Huntington and The Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West celebrate Founders Day with this special program. There will be a number of speakers and presenters. They will share interesting stories and funny anecdotes spanning the history of the institution and the broad range of art and educational collections. If you love history and want to know more about The Huntington’s evolution, you won’t want to miss this event. Learn more.
Asian American Experiences in California: Past, Present, Future
This symposium explores the histories of Asian diaspora in Southern California and throughout the United States. Presenters will examine the plight of Asian American immigrants, reflecting on both the triumphs and challenges faced throughout recent American history. This includes events affecting the culture over the past few turbulent years and how the future of Asian America will be shaped heading into the future. Learn more.
Flower Arranging: American Decorative Flower Baskets
If you are looking for a fun hands-on experience at The Huntington, sign up for this workshop. You’ll learn some techniques of flower arranging inspired by the hand-made baskets from The Huntington’s American Decorative Arts Collection. All supplies and materials will be provided, including tulips and other spring flowers. Learn more.
Lecture Series: Disney’s Fairy Tales
Four-Part Series, Every Monday from March 6-27
Shannon McHugh is the professor of Renaissance literature at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She will share insights on the Walt Disney Studios’ history of adapting classic European fairy tales into some of their most beloved films. It is a great complementary learning experience to pair with their ongoing art exhibition “Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts.” Learn more.
The Tale of Popenoes, Altadena’s West India Garden, and the Fuerte Avocados
The Popenoe family first introduced many subtropical fruits to California in the early 20th century, including the Fuerte Avocado originally brought up from Mexico. This lecture highlights the history and influence of the family and its West India Garden (WIG) as the industry standard before other competition came along. Learn more.
The Magellan Exchange: How America and China Have Made Each Other
This lecture will be hosted by Andrés Reséndez (professor of history at the University of California, Davis) and Robert C. Ritchie (Distinguished Fellow). They will discuss the complex history of trade between America and China, from strong trading partners to strategic rivals throughout the past several hundred years. Learn more.