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“Huntington U” Focuses on Asian America in the Galleries, Archives, and Gardens

Published on Jan 26, 2023

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino lets you explore Asian American history, art, and experience through its collections in “Huntington U: Asian America in the Galleries, Archives, and Gardens,” a six-seminar series led by Huntington curators starting on Friday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Attendees will spend time on-site learning directly from key archival sources, artworks in the galleries, and The Huntington grounds and gardens.

The course is co-taught by Li Wei Yang, The Huntington’s curator of Pacific Rim collections; Yinshi Lerman-Tan, the associate curator of American art; and Phillip Bloom, the curator of the Chinese Garden.

You’ll also learn how The Huntington holds and preserves Asian American history, and communicates Asian diasporic experiences in the past and today.

Classes will feature close-looking at and discussion of library holdings, including manuscripts, rare books, photographs, maps, and ephemera; artworks, including decorative arts, works on paper, photography, painting, and modern and contemporary art by Asian American artists; and both The Huntington’s Chinese and Japanese gardens, along with weekly readings.

The classes will go on every Friday through March 3. Members pay a cost of $230 for the series, and non-members pay $250. For tickets, visit

For more information, call (626) 405-2100.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens are at 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino. 

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