August 13, 1995 |
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.
July 30, 2000 |
"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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June 12, 1989 |
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.
November 16, 1992 |
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.
September 19, 1994 |
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.