Moffitt Library Student Art Exhibit 2020-2021

Moffitt Library Student Art Exhibit 2020-2021

We would like to announce the selections for 2020-2021 Moffitt Library Student Art
Exhibit. Due to the campus closure, the exhibit could not yet be installed in Moffitt Library, as per usual. You can find the full online exhibit at the Student Art in Moffitt website. We hope to install the artworks in Moffitt Library once health conditions permit and the library is open to the public again.
A special thanks goes to H.Art, the History of Art Undergraduate Association at UC Berkeley, for helping with the call for artworks and with the final selections for the exhibit.
Below is a sampling of works from the exhibit. Congratulations to all of the students!
We look forward to seeing your works on the walls of Moffitt soon:


You & I
You & I
Acrylic on Canvas
Gabby Nguyen
Graduation year: 2022
Major: Psychology and Art Practice


who descends
Who Descends?
SilkScreen on Cotton Paper
Henry Davis
Graduation year: 2021
Major: Global Studies


Life's a beach
Life’s a Beach
Graphic design
Kiana Aryan
Graduation year: 2020
Major: Linguistics, Cognitive Science


growing thoughts
Growing Thoughts
Oil on canvas
Albert Cartagenes
Graduation year: 2022
Major: Art Practice and Art History

New Art History E-Resources for July

Here is a sampling of  new titles for Art History available as ebooks through the UC Berkeley Library.  Click the links to their Oskicat records and check them out.

Autochthonomies                                          Intersections of Contemporary Art…                          Citizens of Beauty 

 The Nature of Revolution                                                 Crossroads                                                    Partisan Aesthetics

The Mental Life of Modernism                                Everything is Relevant                                           Tear Gas Epiphanies

New eBooks for June in Art History

Here is a sampling of  new titles for Art History available as ebooks through the UC Berkeley Library.  Click the links to their Oskicat records and check them out.

Acts of Transgression                                                         Africobra                                            Becoming Mary Sully


Shifting Grounds                                       Classicisms in the Black Atlantic        Street Art and Democracy in Latin America

You are an Artist                                        Art and Tradition in a Time of Uprisings                           Drone Art

Art History: Social justice and anti-racism library resources guide

Explore the new resource guide for Social Justice and Anti-Racism located under Art History Research Guides on the Art History/ Classics Library page.   Gain online access to the publications featured below by U.C. Berkeley Faculty: Lauren Kroiz, Darcy Grigsby, Julia Bryan- Wilson, and Keyatta A.C. Hinkle, and Alumnus Huey Copeland.

Along with these titles, find additional ebooks on art, race, and social justice; image collections from the Bancroft Library on Calisphere; and films and videos available through our Kanopy subscription.  This resource guide provides a sample of some of the resources available online through the U.C. Berkeley Library’s collections.

May – Art History New eBook Shelf

Here is a sampling of  new titles for Art History available as ebooks through the UC Berkeley Library.  Click the links to their Oskicat records and check them out.

Transcending Patterns                  Routledge Companion to African American Art History                Immaterial Archives 

The Justice of Visual Art                                   Water Graves                                                       We Travel the Space Ways


Form & Meaning in Avant-Garde Collage & Montage            Stone Fidelity                         The Obama Portraits

Trial of Art & Architecture ePortal

yale eportal

UC Berkeley has a trial subscription to the ‘Yale Art and Architecture ePortal‘ through July 22, 2020. The portal includes access to eBook versions of many publications on art and architecture from Yale University Press and beyond. The site can be accessed from a campus IP address or through the VPN at:

Here is more information about the portal from the publisher website:

“This innovative and dynamic electronic platform provides individuals and institutions with access to important art and architectural history scholarship. With grant funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Yale University Press has developed this site to make key backlist and out-of-print titles on a wide variety of subjects more broadly available and easily discoverable within an interactive platform. The ePortal also features scholarship from other leading university presses and museum publishers, creating a meaningful and robust educational experience.”

Some of the features of the Yale Art and Architecture ePortal include:

Read offline by printing or saving chapters as PDFs
Highlight and take notes within online reader
Share links to chapters or books with students
Embedded image zoom within online reader
Full-text searching capabilities
Image searing capabilities


Art History: Guide to online resources during COVID-19

Online Art History resources are plentiful and this guide makes it easy to access them.  The link is located on the Art History/ Classics Library webpage.   This guide lists sources for teaching resources and tips for online learning along with a sample of ebooks and online journals searchable through Oskicat.  Learn about the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service.  Find free online courses  from the MoMA.  You can also make an appointment with the Art Librarian, or utilize the 24/7 chat help.

Periodicals Hallway in AH-C

60-day trial access to RetroNews


Beginning today, the UC Berkeley academic community will have access to a 60-day trial of RetroNews. While much of this historical French language news collection is freely available through Gallica, the advanced functionality and added content is only available to subscribers. An initiative of BnF-Partenariats, which is a subsidiary of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF), RetroNews aims to increase the digitization of its paper press collections which are increasingly at risk of serious damage over time. To explore all of its features, it is necessary to create an account (s’inscrire) after authenticating with your CalNet ID.

RetroNews, a unique digital resource for research and education

RetroNews, which is the French national library’s platform dedicated to historical printed press, offers a vast online archive of French and francophone periodicals. The collection features over 600 newspapers, journals, magazines and reviews, published between 1631 and 1950: the most important titles of the daily press (Le Petit Parisien, Le Journal, Le Matin) but also periodicals of the political spectrum, regional publications and satirical magazines.

Every month, RetroNews enriches its archive with new exclusive titles in order to gather a large plurality of sources covering all of France, including its former territories, from the first newspapers up until the 20th century. In addition RetroNews offers introductory notes on its periodicals, daily editorial content and advanced research capabilities.

Leading-edge tools designed for academic research

All titles have been processed by optical character recognition (OCR) and semantic analysis, allowing highly targeted search queries. Search by date, typology, periodicity, word frequency or apply complex content filtering (topics, events, persons, organizations, locations) and watch your results pop up in the blink of an eye. The streamlined document viewer offers multiple features speeding up the research workflow, like highlighting of named entities, download, page annotation and more. The advanced features and tools are summarized in detail here.

An editorial offer by a team of journalists and scholars

Every day, articles, documentary series, video and audio content retrace historic events and their reception by the contemporary press. Embracing the methodology of public history, RetroNews offers not only a panoramic overview of the history of the press but also various starting points (by topics, by periods) that allow a large audience to discover the rich cultural heritage brought forth through the mediatization of historic periodicals.

Some reviews and further information:

Please create a free account, experiment with the resource and send your feedback and comments before June 15, 2020 to Claude Potts [cpotts AT berkeley DOT edu].


See also:

New Books for March in Art History

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

The Evolution of Mimi                                   Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement                      We the People

Fireflies                                                                      Dada Bodies                                                       Touched Bodies

La Lune                                                                   The Cubist Cosmos                                                    Cosmos

January 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.

Don Proch                                                          Behind the Veil of a Myth                                   Deep S.E.A. 

American Boys                                                   Marcia Hafif                                                   Autumn Knight In Rehearsal

Cosmic Theater                                                   Mourning the Dream                                    Restricted Images