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Huntington 101 - ONLINE SERIES
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Huntington 101 - ONLINE SERIES
Monday-Wednesday, April 20-22
3-4:30 p.m.

Huntington 101: The Huntington at its Centennial moment and the story behind the renaissance

Join longtime Huntington staff member Randy Shulman for a three-part online class on The Huntington's origins, history, and renaissance as well as the background of the dramatic changes over the past 25 years.

Class is held online via Zoom. Attendees will be able to ask questions during the class. (Zoom links will be sent to class attendees day before the event.)


Class I - April 20, 3 p.m.

I. Introduction Class scope and background

II. Who was Henry Edwards Huntington?
a. Collis P. Huntington
b. Arabella D. Huntington

III. Huntington and the creation of 20th Century Southern California

IV. The founding of the San Marino Ranch
a. San Marino history: Shorb/Wilson/Patton and others
b. Appointment of William Hertrich
c. Early ranch days

V. Retirement: from railroad baron and real estate developer to collector

VI. Arrival of Arabella and the building of the art collection

VII. George Ellery Hale and the drive to create the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery

VIII. Early days: opening to the public and the academic community
a. A collections-based research and education institution

IX. Questions and answers

Class II - April 21, 3 p.m.

I. Research in the Library: why is this place internationally important?
a. First and foremost: primary source materials and examples
b. Collections: how do we get them and how are they used?
c. Sponsored research (fellowships): Who works here and what is their product?
d. Huntington education programs: formal, informal, and beyond

II. The living collections: the Botanical Gardens
a. Historical role, scientific role, educational role
b. Major education programs

III. The Huntington Art Collections
a. Formative years
b. Arrival of American Art Collection  and subsequent growth

IV. The emergence of Education and Public Engagement

V. Meet our staff: Guest Curator to help describe what it takes to curate a collection and facilitate scholarship. 100 things you never knew

VI. Questions and answers

Class III - April 22, 3 p.m.

I. Tying it all together: The Huntington Renaissance
a. How did this all happen and why?

II. New collections, new voices, and finding even more from within
a. Creasing discoverability within existing collections
b. Working with living artists

III. Four incredible examples from the stacks, storerooms, and behind the velvet rope.

IV. Looking forward: Grand visions and vigorous momentum

V. Questions and answers

VI. CONCLUSION and reading suggestions


The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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