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June 29, 2000
Robert A. Skotheim, 67, who has led the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens through a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity for the past 12 years, has announced that he will retire June 30, 2001. He became president of the San Marino institution in 1988, when shortfalls of $32 million in capital and $4 million in annual operating income were projected. During his tenure, the endowment has increased from $62 million to $170 million, including $41.
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July 30, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
"Everything we hoped would happen internally at the Huntington has happened. That's the success story," said Robert A. Skotheim, reflecting on his 12 years as president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Now 67, he recently announced plans to retire on June 30, 2001, when he will return to his longtime home in the Seattle area.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
As college students don their caps and gowns in a ritual to signal their transition into the "real world," commencement speakers try to offer up a few pearls of wisdom. Some deliver an unabashed pep talk; others vainly attempt to peer into the future. A few talk about personal experiences and try to divine a life's lesson. Most try to persuade students to cling to their youthful dreams while they get whiplashed by life's hard realities. Here are a few excerpts. Robert A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2000
Robert A. Skotheim, 67, who has led the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens through a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity for the past 12 years, has announced that he will retire June 30, 2001. He became president of the San Marino institution in 1988, when shortfalls of $32 million in capital and $4 million in annual operating income were projected. During his tenure, the endowment has increased from $62 million to $170 million, including $41.
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August 13, 1995 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer. and
The more Los Angeles changes, the more the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens seems to remain the same. And the harder American cultural institutions are rocked by economic turbulence and shifting social priorities, the more stable the Huntington appears to be. Forever gorgeous, civilized and serene, the gracious 207-acre San Marino estate is firmly rooted in traditions of respect for intellectual and artistic achievement.
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July 30, 2000 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer
"Everything we hoped would happen internally at the Huntington has happened. That's the success story," said Robert A. Skotheim, reflecting on his 12 years as president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Now 67, he recently announced plans to retire on June 30, 2001, when he will return to his longtime home in the Seattle area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1989 | Compiled by Alma Cook, Times researcher
Occidental College conferred nearly 390 degrees at commencement ceremonies Sunday in the Remsen Bird Hillside Theater on campus. Dr. Robert A. Skotheim, director of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, delivered the keynote address. He urged the graduates "to continue participating in the life of this college. . . . You will benefit if Occidental College is a continually improving institution. As alumni, you can contribute to that improvement in a myriad of ways.
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November 16, 1992 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The cultural institutions of Los Angeles have almost finished celebrating Dr. Franklin D. Murphy's 75th birthday. It's been some celebration, since he's now approaching 77. The most recent commemoration was at Friday's black-tie dinner at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
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September 19, 1994 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The setting was straight out of a 17th-Century painting. Besides the three dance floors, 100 dinner tables and more than 1,000 guests on the lawn of Henry E. and Arabella Huntington's 130-acre back yard, in clear view were the Huntingtons' illuminated beaux-arts mansion and 28 17th-Century garden statues on the North Vista, site of Saturday night's gala. Lilies, roses, delphinium and ivy spilled out of urns on candle-lit tables covered with ivory satin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
As college students don their caps and gowns in a ritual to signal their transition into the "real world," commencement speakers try to offer up a few pearls of wisdom. Some deliver an unabashed pep talk; others vainly attempt to peer into the future. A few talk about personal experiences and try to divine a life's lesson. Most try to persuade students to cling to their youthful dreams while they get whiplashed by life's hard realities. Here are a few excerpts. Robert A.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 1995 | Suzanne Muchnic, Suzanne Muchnic is The Times' art writer. and
The more Los Angeles changes, the more the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens seems to remain the same. And the harder American cultural institutions are rocked by economic turbulence and shifting social priorities, the more stable the Huntington appears to be. Forever gorgeous, civilized and serene, the gracious 207-acre San Marino estate is firmly rooted in traditions of respect for intellectual and artistic achievement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 1995 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Andrew Moffett, the director of the Huntington Library who made research history by opening the library's photographic archive of the Dead Sea Scrolls to scholars, has died. He was 62. Moffett died Monday at his San Marino home after a two-year battle with cancer, said Catherine Babcock, library communications director.
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June 11, 1995 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twelve cities will stage galas for the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. And Los Angeles' will be first, Feb. 8. The national museum will celebrate its birthday on the road, so to speak, says Marcia Hobbs, who is on the gala committee. Just getting started on L.A.'s festivities are gala chairs Dona Kendall and Eli Broad. They met before Kendall flew off for a vacation to Chantilly, France. She'll return July 4 and go into action.
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