The Sea Ranch Exhibit Now Open


The Sea Ranch
November 05, 2018 – December 20, 2018
Environmental Design Library
Wurster Hall, Room 210

This exhibit focused on The Sea Ranch explores the early design development and planning of the site, significant buildings and residences, the marketing of this community of second homes, and its ongoing evolution. Featuring archival material from numerous collections, the show also includes student designs from the 2018 furniture competition. Curated by EDA staff Chris Marino and Emily Vigor, the exhibit showcases materials from the Joseph Esherick (EHDD); Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull, and Whitaker (MLTW); Marquis & Stoller; Dmitri Vedensky collections, and graphic designer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon who created the famous rams head logo. Architect Obie G. Bowman, FAIA generously allowed us to exhibit materials from his archives highlighting his early involvement with designing for The Sea Ranch, as well as the firms Fernau + Hartman Architects, Donlyn Lyndon, and Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects and The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign).

The exhibit will run from November 5 through December 20, 2018 in the Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases in the Environmental Design Library, Wurster Hall room 210.

More Information: Sea Ranch Virtual Collection 

October New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Anohni: My Truth                                            Vesperbilder in Bayern                                            Soul of a Nation

Contemporary Art … in Oaxaca                 The Propaganda Front                       The World of William Glackens

Four Generations                                      Life is the Heart of the Rainbow                           Martin Ramirez

New Books in Art History/ Classics: October

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

El libro de la muerte                                           Wohin das Auge richt                                           Otto Dix: the evil eye

I’m not myself at all                                                  Misère                                        Iziko South African National Gallery

Nocturne                                                                   Carol Rama: antibodies                                 Songs for sabotage

Exhibit: Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection

The Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) at the Morrison Library exhibit, photographed Sept. 18, 2018, celebrates sixty years of U.C. Berkeley Library’s GALC program, which allows students and faculty to borrow framed, original lithographs, etchings, and woodblock prints. (Photo by Cade Johnson for the U.C. Berkeley Library)


Exhibit: Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection 

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library is on exhibit in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until February 28th, 2019. The exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC), and includes highlights from the collection that have not been exhibited in over 20 years. Ephemera from the GALC program, including collection catalogs, newspaper clippings, posters, letters from the community, and campus memos are also on display. The exhibit also includes cases dedicated to the history of printmaking told through GALC prints, as well as cases featuring different printmaking techniques.

Exhibit Curators:

Alex de Courtois de Vicose
Lynn Cunningham
Ramon De Santiago
Aisha Hamilton
Jennifer Osgood
Scott Peterson


Opening Reception

Friday, October 5th 4-6pm
Morrison Library

The reception will feature talks by Professor Lauren Kroiz of the UC Berkeley History of Art Department and Bay Area printmaker Keith Cranmer. Tours of the exhibition will be hosted by Curator Ramon De Santiago at 4pm and 5:30pm.

A pre-reception event will take place from 2-3:30pm in the Printmaking Studio (265 Kroeber Hall), with a printmaking demonstration led by artist and Lecturer in the UC Berkeley Art Practice Department, Randy Hussong. Participants will have the option of printing their own souvenir prints at this event.

Both of these events are open to the public.

Friday, October 5th

Pre-Reception Printmaking Event
Printmaking Studio
265 Kroeber Hall

Reception and Tours
Morrison Library
101 Doe Library


Read more about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection on the the Library News site.  To browse the GALC collection and reserve prints, see the GALC homepage.

October New Books in Art History

You can find these and other new art history acquisitions on the New Books shelf in the Art History / Classics Library.

Artemisia Gentileschi in a Changing Light                             Fiery Angel                                Resilient Memories

Still Life Before Still Life                                                             Pias               Paintings from Murano by Paolo Veronese

Die Dusseldorfer Malerschule                                      Jean-Leon Gerome                                  Josef Scharl

New Portal for Digital Collections of UC Berkeley’s Japanese Special Collections

Tsuchiya, Ayako 土屋斐子 b. 1759 . Izumi nikki 和泉日記 [Diary in Izumi Province].
Hand-written manuscript, after 1809. 
From Japanese Manuscripts Collection.

Since 2006, the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan) and the C. V. Starr East Asian Library have been engaged in collaboration to digitize parts of the Library’s Japanese special collections. Today we are pleased to introduce a portal website for these digital collections, which provides free access to digital surrogates of the following UC Berkeley’s rare and historical sources related to Japan for research, teaching, and exploration. In addition, the portal also provides access to digital images provided by other research institutions (see Berkeley Joint Project, Rare Book Database, which includes over 90,000 titles of Japanese rare books).

Old and Rare Books 古典籍: A small selection from the Library’s Edo printed books and manuscripts collections, mostly from the Mitsui collection acquired in 1950. The collection includes the links to digital images of 760 titles in the Database of Pre-Modern Japanese Works provided by the National Institute’s Japanese Literature.

Copperplate Prints 銅版画: Consists of ca. 2,400 individual prints produced in Japan between 1855 and 1920, distributed in various formats. The collection originally owned by Mitsui Takakata (1867-1945).

Sugoroku Sheets 双六: Consists of ca. 150 sugoroku sheets produced in Japan in the Edo through the Taisho periods. The collection originally owned by Mitsui Takakata (1867-1945).

Fine Art Auction Catalogs 美術品入札目録: A small selection from the Library’s art auction catalog collection printed during the Meiji through the Showa periods, mostly from the Mitsui collection.

To browse all the digital surrogates, click “search”  or “検索” button in any of the above mentioned databases. New materials are added periodically.

For any questions, contact Toshie Marra at


Hands-On 14: Artists’ Books from the Crypt

Artists’ books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, or just about ideas of beauty. Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore.

More Information: Hands-On 14

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, David Eifler (510-643-7422,, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza

Aruna D’Souza, author of Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts, will appear in conversation with U. C. Berkeley Associate Professor an Chair of the department of Art Practice, Allan deSouza.

Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D'Souza
Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts by Aruna D’Souza

Friday, September 21, 2018
Maude Fife Room, Room 315, Wheeler Hall
Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis

Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the departments of Art Practice and English, and Berkeley Arts + Design

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. The New York Times calls her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited, 2018) “a laser beam of a book, unwavering and on target.” Her work appears regularly in, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board, and has been published as well in The Wall Street Journal, Art News, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. She is editor of the forthcoming volumes Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader (Thames and Hudson) and A Presence That Signals Absence: Collected Writing of Lorraine O’Grady (1977-2018) (Duke University Press).

You can find these additional publications by D’Souza in the Main Stacks of the Doe Memorial Library.

Self and History                                                            The invisible flaneuse?                                                 Cezanne’s Bathers

Call for Applications – DIY Art Library Internship Project

Builders! Designers! Art Lovers! Library Scientists! Design and Build an Art Books Resource in Worth Ryder Art Gallery.

diy library

A DIY Library by Art Practice Professor Stephanie Syjuco, “Free Texts – An Open Source Reading Room”, ZERO1 Art and Technology Biennial, San Jose, 2012.


The DIY Art Library -Special Internship Project is a hands-on practicum. Students will work with Gallery Director Farley Gwazda and exciting guest speakers to design, source, install, and implement a new library that will serve the arts community.

This non-lending library will be semi-permanently installed in the Worth Ryder Art Gallery, which is open to the public and staffed by our interns. Students will do independent research and interview artists, writers, and librarians about their needs and the art books that have inspired and informed their practices. We will identify, source, and organize books, periodicals, and other media for our collection. Students are encouraged to think creatively about the use of the space!

The program is structured as a one-credit pass/fail course. Open to ALL UC Berkeley Students, NOT limited to Art Practice majors or upper division students. Students may take this course concurrently with the Worth Ryder Student Internship Program, OR separately. The application process is competitive.

Students must attend weekly meetings: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1pm, Kroeber 120.

Students are expected to participate in an installation on November 24th – 28th.

Online applications due by: 11:59 pm, Friday, August 24th, 2018

QUESTIONS? Email Farley Gwazda:

Made possible through the Arts + Design Initiative Creative Discovery Program