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March 2, 2006
The San Marino League presents the Silver Jubilee Art Walk featuring several of the historic Huntington Cottages and Gardens, located next to the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. The Cottages, originally built in the 1920s and '30s for families to escape harsh Mid-western and Eastern winters, have been nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Families would send money ahead to have a cottage built to their specifications. The money served as rent for a predetermined number of years.
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March 11, 2010
White honored for his Lincoln book Ronald C. White Jr. of La Cañada Flintridge, historian and best-selling author, on March 3 received the “Award of Achievement” for 2009 by The Lincoln Group of New York. He was presented an oval bas-relief Lincoln portrait surrounded by a cluster of oak leaves and inscribed with words from the Gettysburg Address when honored at the 3 West Club in New York City. White’s book, “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” was considered the best Abraham Lincoln book published in the Lincoln Bicentennial year of 2009.
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February 17, 2005
I've been reading a lot of articles and letters about the proposed sound walls in La Cañada recently. How many homes will benefit from this with a significant reduction of noise? Would 10 to 20 percent be accurate? I have not read about any committees that are studying this problem, determining what the results will be. Why can't we, as a city, put politics aside and think "outside the box." The cut and cover idea Bert England had a few years ago was excellent. The Huntington Library entrusted Bert to be the lead designer and architect for their recently finished building - the Munger Research Center.
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By Anita Brenner | December 24, 2009
Looking for holiday spirit? There’s never been a better time to visit The Huntington Library in Pasadena. Last Sunday, we headed to The Huntington Library ( www.huntington.org ) with our out-of-town relatives. The weather was perfect. We started at the membership renewal window and took advantage of the holiday special membership offers. If you buy four memberships, you get one free. If you are 65 or over, take $30 off a sustaining membership. Discounts in the gift shop.
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November 16, 2006
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Walston Johnson as president. An active member of the organization since 1995, Johnson has served on the board for six years and held key positions including benefit chair of the 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. "I'm honored to serve the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in this leadership role as president," said Jennifer. "We're fortunate to have such incredible board and committee members who contribute their energy, time, and talents to ensure our success.
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July 19, 2007
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens celebrates the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the English colony at Jamestown by presenting an exhibition of rare materials that examines the role the colony played — against substantial odds — in the early development of the nation. The show, in the West Hall of the Library, runs from July 24, to Jan. 14, and draws on The Huntington's unsurpassed collection of materials relating to early Virginia, including first editions of illustrated 16th-century books.
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September 21, 2006
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the development of Southern California in the early 20th century, was also an active collector of rare books and manuscripts, art, and plants. By the time he established the institution, he and his wife had amassed an extensive collection focusing on British and American history, literature, and art, as well as rare and spectacular plant specimens.
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By Kirk Silsbee and By Kirk Silsbee | October 21, 2013
If you've ever snoozed through art history classes, you probably heard a lot about the Italian Renaissance. The lectures in those courses often give the impression that something in the national Italian character, coupled with the rise of a prosperous middle class, resulted in an unprecedented cultural combustion. That creative watershed is usually depicted as an insulated set of achievements. Those surveys probably imparted next to nothing about Flemish painting. Maybe you remember the elaborate, paneled “Ghent Altarpiece” but never dreamed that the painters in Flanders were responsible for valuable innovations that had a direct effect on their contemporaries of the Quattrocento.
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March 29, 2007
Jane Napier Neely Chit Chat From Here and There ... Now until April 29, at The Huntington Library and Art Collections is a rare, not-to-be-missed event — "Constable's Great Landscapes -- The Six-Foot Paintings." This is the first time ever that John Constable's seminal six-foot-landscapes have been gathered together. The exhibition that began in London's Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. with the Huntington being its last stop in the United States.
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September 16, 2005
A working draft of the U.S. Constitution, secretly printed for use by delegates of the Constitutional  Convention in 1787, is one of several rare documents that will be displayed in honor of Constitution Day at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Constitution Day will be observed nationwide Sept. 17 with a variety of programs at schools, libraries and federal institutions to promote awareness of the document that forms the framework of American government.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | October 31, 2013
On the first Friday of October, Jack Bierman escorted his younger daughter, Clare, onto the football field at La Cañada High School, where she was honored as a member of the LCHS Homecoming Court. Two weeks later, the elder Bierman was in Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena being treated for acute septic shock. He died there on Oct. 24 at the age of 71. Since losing his wife, Susan, in January 2012, Bierman had been focused on Clare's well-being, as well as that of her older sister, Lisa.
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By Kirk Silsbee and By Kirk Silsbee | October 21, 2013
If you've ever snoozed through art history classes, you probably heard a lot about the Italian Renaissance. The lectures in those courses often give the impression that something in the national Italian character, coupled with the rise of a prosperous middle class, resulted in an unprecedented cultural combustion. That creative watershed is usually depicted as an insulated set of achievements. Those surveys probably imparted next to nothing about Flemish painting. Maybe you remember the elaborate, paneled “Ghent Altarpiece” but never dreamed that the painters in Flanders were responsible for valuable innovations that had a direct effect on their contemporaries of the Quattrocento.
NEWS
March 11, 2010
White honored for his Lincoln book Ronald C. White Jr. of La Cañada Flintridge, historian and best-selling author, on March 3 received the “Award of Achievement” for 2009 by The Lincoln Group of New York. He was presented an oval bas-relief Lincoln portrait surrounded by a cluster of oak leaves and inscribed with words from the Gettysburg Address when honored at the 3 West Club in New York City. White’s book, “A. Lincoln: A Biography,” was considered the best Abraham Lincoln book published in the Lincoln Bicentennial year of 2009.
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By Anita Brenner | December 24, 2009
Looking for holiday spirit? There’s never been a better time to visit The Huntington Library in Pasadena. Last Sunday, we headed to The Huntington Library ( www.huntington.org ) with our out-of-town relatives. The weather was perfect. We started at the membership renewal window and took advantage of the holiday special membership offers. If you buy four memberships, you get one free. If you are 65 or over, take $30 off a sustaining membership. Discounts in the gift shop.
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June 25, 2009
Getty Center: Los Angeles ? Admission is free. Parking is $10, but goes up to $15 July 1. Tuesday ? Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Expect to see European paintings, drawings, manuscripts, sculpture and decorative arts, and European and American photographs. Visitors can walk around the grounds and simply take in the mountain top view. Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. For information call (310) 440-7300 or online www.getty.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2007
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens celebrates the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the English colony at Jamestown by presenting an exhibition of rare materials that examines the role the colony played — against substantial odds — in the early development of the nation. The show, in the West Hall of the Library, runs from July 24, to Jan. 14, and draws on The Huntington's unsurpassed collection of materials relating to early Virginia, including first editions of illustrated 16th-century books.
FEATURES
March 29, 2007
Jane Napier Neely Chit Chat From Here and There ... Now until April 29, at The Huntington Library and Art Collections is a rare, not-to-be-missed event — "Constable's Great Landscapes -- The Six-Foot Paintings." This is the first time ever that John Constable's seminal six-foot-landscapes have been gathered together. The exhibition that began in London's Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. with the Huntington being its last stop in the United States.
FEATURES
November 16, 2006
The Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Walston Johnson as president. An active member of the organization since 1995, Johnson has served on the board for six years and held key positions including benefit chair of the 2005 Pasadena Showcase House of Design. "I'm honored to serve the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in this leadership role as president," said Jennifer. "We're fortunate to have such incredible board and committee members who contribute their energy, time, and talents to ensure our success.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2006
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the development of Southern California in the early 20th century, was also an active collector of rare books and manuscripts, art, and plants. By the time he established the institution, he and his wife had amassed an extensive collection focusing on British and American history, literature, and art, as well as rare and spectacular plant specimens.
FEATURES
September 7, 2006
Paul G. Haaga Jr., a longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Haaga is stepping up as a trustee from the Board of Overseers on which he has served since 1998. "Huntington Library is truly a world class venue in all three major areas ? library, gardens and art collections. It serves everyone from visiting scholars conducting research in the rare manuscripts housed here to families enjoying an afternoon in the new Bing Children's Garden," Haaga said.
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