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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden

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1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States
626.405.2100huntington.org
May 2018
May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$29

Kun Opera in the Chinese Garden

Experience kun opera as it was enjoyed in centuries past during an informal performance in the Chinese Garden. Sponsor: The Huntington’s Center for East Asian Garden Studies

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25

Japanese Teahouse Tours

Learn the traditions behind the Japanese Garden’s ceremonial teahouse. Informal tours are offered at 20-minute intervals on the second Monday of every month. The teahouse is in a traditionally landscaped tea garden atop a picturesque ridge that provides a stunning setting for demonstrations of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. No reservations required Sponsor: The Huntington Library

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

East Asian Garden Lecture Series – Reconstructing the Mindscape of a 17th-Century Korean Literati Garden

Art historian Katharina I-Bon Suh of the Seoul National University will discuss how the Garden of Seyeonjeong’s design and layout served practical purposes but also alluded to philosophical metaphors and fantastical worlds. The Korean Garden of Seyeonjeong represents the poet’s individual realm of thoughts while simultaneously reflecting characteristics of Korean literati gardens. Sponsor: The Huntington’s Center for East Asian Garden Studies

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In Conversation with Susan Whitfield and Peter Sellars – Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Culture in Motion on the Silk Road

In her book Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road, author Susan Whitfield tells the stories of ten very different objects—a delicate pair of earrings, a hoard of Kushan coins, a Hellenistic glass bowl, among others—found along the ancient trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. In this afternoon program, Whitfield will be joined by renowned theater director Peter Sellars for a fascinating conversation about what these objects tell us about the diversity of peoples and cultures that traveled the…


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