Like all histories, LA Chinatown’s story is one that is fundamentally about people.
Performance has always been essential as a means of survival to participate in the fiction of America.
The Huntington Library is exhibiting 250 of its objects that were made, edited, or acquired in 1919.
Nowadays, store-bought Valentines cards may dominate the ways we tell people we love them in writing, but in the past the diversity of notes reveals different ideas about love.
The Huntington Library has made a video highlighting an audio recording of an eyewitness account of that night — likely the only surviving one of its kind.
Although the book was a failure, Edward Weston considered his 1941 photographs for Walt Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ as some of his best work.
There’s so much good stuff happening this week, it’s almost hard to keep track. Among our picks are two intriguing performances by three up-and-coming LA artists, two shows devoted to 20th-century artist pioneers, and a discussion of art and political activism. And don’t forget about Halloween — we suggest you celebrate with a demonic show at the Huntington.
Photography was rare in the early days of California urban development, but some pioneer practitioners did get out to the burgeoning bustle of Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Now one collector’s passionate focus on photography of 19th-to-mid-20th-century California has culminated in 4,600 images being acquired by the Huntington Library in San Marino.