Location The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, Ca
Events at The Huntington Library
The exhibition “The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887—1920” showcases hand-picked paintings from the exhibition that originated at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, exploring connections between the American impressionist movement and the emergence of gardening as a middle-class leisure pursuit, on view through May 9.
Tours of the Japanese Teahouse run in 20-minute intervals from noon to 4 p.m. the second Monday of each month for regular Huntington admission of $23 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, $10 for youth age 4 to 11, free for children younger than 4 and members.
A lecture by Zachary Leader, professor of English literature at the University of Roehampton and author Saul Bellows’ biographer explores the idea thatl Bellows was the greatest American prose writer of the 20th century at 7:30 p.m. Free; no reservations required.
The Huntington’s Lunar New Year celebration of the Year of the Monkey features family-friendly activities, lion dancers, mask-changing performances, martial arts, Chinese music, calligraphy and Chinese brush painting demonstrations, a display of penjing (Chinese bonsai) and other events, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is included in regular Huntington admission of $25 for adults, $21 for students and seniors, $10 for youth age 4 to 11, free for children younger than 4 and members.
The San Marino League philanthropic organization hosts a fundraising gala, featuring renowned film critic, author and celebrity profiler Rex Reed in a program, “A Constellation of Stars: The Legends I Have Known,” offering revealing portraits and anecdotes about stage, screen and literature personalities he’s encountered. The main event also includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a multi-course dinner. It starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the Rex Reed presentation only are $50, available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2405050. Tickets for the full event are $300, available at brownpapertickets.com/event/2402551.
The Huntington’s Camellia Show and Sale features judging for top honors and offers home gardeners the chance to discover new varieties to grow at home, with experts discussing camellia care and cultivation, demonstrations of pruning, disbudding, grafting and other techniques and plants for sale. Hours are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is cost of regular Huntington admission of $25 for adults, $21 for students and seniors, $10 for youth age 4 to 11, free for children younger than 4 and members.