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It’s the last (3 day!) weekend to see the treasures in “Architects of a Golden Age,” including original renderings of iconic buildings in #DTLA, #Chinatown, and #Pasadena. See in on view in the Library, West Hall, before it closes on Tues., Jan 22.
Sure it’s been raining for four straight days but the PINK TREES ARE HERE 🌸🌺🌸🌺🌸🌺
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Japanese apricots in the #ChineseGarden, Pinkball (Dombeya wallichii) tree by the #HuntingtonArtGallery, and magnolias in the #RoseGarden.
#MuseumSelfie with Blue Boy? ✔️✔️✔️✔️
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Stop by the Mapel Orientation Gallery to #selfie with a life-size replica of “The Blue Boy,” and tag #atTheH or #ProjectBlueBoy to be featured in our feed! 📸: @mimimc67, @yoshengbolt, @mami_anderson, and @irulethefield #MuseumSelfieDay
Okay we know @world_record_egg is big...but how big exactly 🧐
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Doug White, “Farmer holding up egg for measurement,” undated. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives Collection at The Huntington. #VaultTuesday #egg #egggang
This just in: a painting and two bronze sculptures by contemporary Cuban-American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya will be installed this month at The Huntington, marking a new partnership with the artist. Martínez Celaya, whose work explores the “existential condition of belonging,” will work among The Huntington’s collections to produce a new program or work for visitors. For more about the partnership, click the link in our profile.👆
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Enrique Martínez Celaya, “The Crown,” 2015. Photo: Jeff McLane; Photo of Enrique Martínez Celaya in his studio, Culver City, Calif. Photo courtesy of the artist; Enrique Martínez Celaya, “The Landmark,” 2016, Collection of Bianca and Stuart Roden, London. Photo: @studioenriquemartinezcelaya
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Tag your photo with #atTheH on your next visit, and we might repost—or display in our Mapel Orientation Gallery. 📸: @rad__man
Happy birthday to #JackLondon, born #otd in 1876. This photograph (ca. 1897) features London's friend Marshall Bond with his very good boy Buck, the real-life inspiration for London's canine protagonist in "Call of the Wild."
In 1915, Wedgwood debuted this “Fairyland Lustre” line as #WWI was raging in Europe. With dreamy landscapes filled with fantastical creatures and bright, otherworldly colors, the whimsical scenes provided a measure of escape from the horrors of reality.
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Detail of “Wedgwood Fairytale Lustre Octagonal Bowl,” 1915-1929. See it on view in the #HuntingtonArtGallery.
Fiery Aloe aborescens are lighting up in the #DesertGarden—take the Heritage Walk to see this entire hillside covered in blooms.
Erasers for all the times you’re gonna write 2018 instead of 2019.
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A.W. Faber, a box of 18 assorted erasers, entitled Castall Gum Cleaners: for a quick, clean job, ca. 1925. The Huntington. #VaultTuesday: amazing things not currently on view.
Gloomy days are the best days to explore the galleries—and why not set your tour to music? We’ve got curated #Spotify playlists for exhibits “Rituals of Labor and Engagement,” “Architects of a Golden Age,” and #ProjectBlueBoy, all currently on view. To preview the tunes, click the link in our profile.☝️🎶🎨🎧
Time for Blue Boy’s closeup! Check out these magnified images, taken by conservator Christina O’Connell during the first phase of #ProjectBlueBoy. Each image showcases the work she’s done to stabilize flaky paint and remove discolored overpaint and varnishes.
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Using a tiny paintbrush, an adhesive is applied to areas where the paint is flaking or missing (shown here in the second image). Discolored areas from previous restorations are also being identified and carefully removed, to reveal the brighter colors of the original palette (like the one shown in the last image, of an old, overpainted damage on the stocking of Blue Boy’s left leg).
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Christina O’Connell examines “The Blue Boy” in the Thornton Portrait Gallery of the #HuntingtonArtGallery; magnified photos taken through a Haag-Streit surgical microscope. For more information on the project’s phases and the #conservation in-gallery schedule, go to huntington.org/projectblueboy.