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A collection of Founders' Day Lectures throughout the years at The Huntington.

Founders' Day Lectures The Huntington

    • History

A collection of Founders' Day Lectures throughout the years at The Huntington.

    Making History

    Making History

    Civil War scholar and former Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust explores the ways The Huntington's collections have served as a critical resource for our understanding of the Civil War for this 2020 Founders' Day Lecture. Although the collection started with Henry Huntington, it has expanded since the library's founding, bringing new insights about the war's causes, motivations, and consequences.

    • 1 hr
    James Joyce: How Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Steal

    James Joyce: How Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Steal

    Karen Lawrence, president of The Huntington and a James Joyce scholar, delivers the annual Founder's Day Lecture on how Joyce wrote "Ulysses" by stealing from everybody else.

    • 38 min
    In Search of Blue Boy's True Colors

    In Search of Blue Boy's True Colors

    Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, art historian and journalist, reveals the scholarship and science behind Project Blue Boy, The Huntington's two-year effort to conserve one of Western art's greatest masterpieces for the 2018 Founder's Day lecture.

    • 48 min
    In Conversation with David Zeidberg

    In Conversation with David Zeidberg

    David Zeidberg, who retires in June after 21 years as director of the Library, looks back on some of the many highlights of his career for the 2017 Founder's Day lecture.

    • 56 min
    The Future of Art at The Huntington

    The Future of Art at The Huntington

    Kevin Salatino, the Hannah and Russel Kully Director of the Art Collections, looks at the origins of art at The Huntington and predicts its future course, asking "Where do we come from, what are we, where are we going?" This talk was the 2016 Founder’s Day Lecture at The Huntington.

    • 48 min
    With All Due Respect

    With All Due Respect

    President Steven S. Koblik, who retired in June 2014 after 14 years at the helm of The Huntington, reflects on the momentous changes at the institution and challenges of the job in an imaginary conversation with a special guest.

    • 33 min

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