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The Huntington  The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a research and cultural center serving scholars and the general public. #atTheH

Looking for the perfect #Halloween ensemble costume? Look no further. 👯‍♂️🥗👯‍♀️
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Harry Wagner, photographs for production “Salad Idea,” ca.1926-1928, volume one of the Fanchon and Marco Collection at The Huntington.
#VaultTuesdays: taking you into the archives to see some amazing things not currently on view.

One of the oldest gardens on the property, the #JapaneseGarden was first created in 1912 and features a classic moon bridge, built by Japanese craftsman Toichiro Kawai. The bridge is a rare example of a timber woven-arch structure, an ancient building technique thought to be a lost art. For more about the origins of the #moonbridge, click the link in our profile.🌜👆
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Tag your photo with #atTheH on your next visit, and we might repost—or display in our Mapel Orientation Gallery. 📸: @mallurypatrick

Views of a beautiful autumn day from 1890. 🍂🍁🍂
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Louis K. Harlow, “Coming of Autumn,” 1890, printed by L. Prang & Co. Jay T. Last Collection. This panoramic lithograph measures almost two feet long, and only five inches tall. #VaultTuesdays: taking you into our archives to show you some of the amazing things not currently on view.

“Architects of a Golden Age” is officially open! 🎉 See these early 20th-century renderings, all drawn by hand, on view now in the Library West Hall.
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To see a few highlights from the show, check out our story with curator Erin Chase. 👀🏡🖌

#ProjectBlueBoy update: conservator Christina O’Connell is working in the gallery today, stabilizing areas of flaking paint. She’ll be back in the gallery this Sunday, from 2-4pm—stop in and see conservation in action! 👀 🎨 For schedule details and updates, go to huntington.org/projectblueboy, or just check our official in-gallery whiteboard.
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Installation view of “Project Blue Boy.” Photo by Fredrik Nilson Studio.

🌾 Feather grass heaven 🌾

This Saturday, see how some of L.A.'s iconic structures were first formed. “Architects of a Golden Age: Highlights from The Huntington's Southern California Architecture Collections" includes the original drawings and plans for places like the Stock Exchange, @unionstationla, @lachinatown, and more. For all the exhibition details, check the link in our profile.👆
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Roger Hayward (1899–1979), “Los Angeles Stock Exchange, interior of trading room floor,” ca. 1929, © Courtesy of Dr. James and Mrs. Miriam Kramer, 2018; Edward Warren Hoak (1901-1978), “Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal,” ca. 1935; Erle Webster (1898-1971) and Adrian Wilson (1898-1988), architects, “Buildings for Mr. You Chung Hong, #LosAngeles #Chinatown, South elevation facing Ginling Way,” ca. 1936-37. © Courtesy of Jane Wilson Higley. #TheHuntington.

If you’re wondering how much coffee we go through on Mondays the answer is ENTIRE MOUNTAINS. #InternationalCoffeeDay
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G. Haven Bishop, glass plate photograph of a man standing beside a pile of junked #coffee pots, 1910. Southern California Edison Photographs and Negatives Collection at #TheHuntington.

The Huntington is collaborating with @vpam_arts for the third year of our contemporary arts initiative /five, with a focus on the theme of identity. Today we’re sharing a look at the process and work of Carolina Caycedo, one of our artists-in-residence.
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Cacyedo’s central work is a video piece featuring performances of hauntings, in which dancers evoke the American history of colonization throughout Huntington spaces. In addition, she is developing a presentation screen featuring images from our collection, after the #MnemosyneAtlas, created by art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg. The collage of images is meant to spark different associations and memories within each individiual viewer.
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The gaze...is a way to hold the viewer accountable,” says Caycedo. “There is potential in the gaze. It can shift one’s attention, and the possibility for empathy can exist.”
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To read more about her project and process, click the link in our profile. 👆 For a sneak peek into Cacyedo’s studio and the making of her own “mnemosyne,” check out our story. 👀🌱🔮 #5atTheH
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#CarolinaCaycedo directing dancers performing in the Desert Garden, on the staircase of the Huntington Art Gallery, on the North Vista; Caycedo in her Los Angeles studio.
Photos by @katemakesfilms

First sign of fall spotted in the #ChildrensGarden. 🎃🎃🎃

#ProjectBlueBoy has officially begun! Starting at 10am, conservator Christina O’Connell will be in the gallery with Blue Boy, introducing visitors to the exhibit and answering questions.
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👉UPDATE: We just gave away the last free pin! If you missed the giveaway, you can still find Blue Boy (and Pinkie) pins for sale now at @thehuntingtonstore.👈
To kick-off Blue Boy’s year-long conservation project, we will be giving away FREE Blue Boy enamel pins in the Mapel Orientation Gallery today only—get ‘em while supplies last!! For more details on how to pickup your free pin and see other exhibit extras, check out our story. 💁‍♂️🎨💙
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Installation views of conservator Christina O’Connell working on #ProjectBlueBoy in the Thornton Portrait Gallery of the #HuntingtonArtGallery.

Don’t be afraid to be the yellow flower.
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Tag your photo with #atTheH on your next visit and we might repost, or display in our Mapel Orientation Gallery. 📸: @yaptastic

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