CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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.
June 11, 1995 |
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.