Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Ongoing Exhibits

No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | March 11 – September 2, 2016 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibition, NL||LE, presents a collection of digital works of literature—in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan as well as English—side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read on computers and other digital devices, the electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines.

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts: Bancroft Library | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

The Papyrus in the Crocodile: 150 Years of Exploration, Excavation, Collection, and Stewardship at Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 6 – July 29, 2016 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The collections assembled by Berkeley's patrons and collectors over the last 150 years form the foundation of many of the university's academic disciplines. This unprecedented exhibition, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and co-curated by graduate students from the History of Art Department, brings together materials from The Bancroft Library, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the...   More >

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Exhibit - Painting | August 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

SIX degrees

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 29 – December 14, 2016 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, Wurster room 210

 Environmental Design Archives

This exhibition takes the theory of six degrees of separation and applies it to the architects and landscape architects whose collections are held at the Environmental Design Archives. SIX degrees showcases projects that resulted from both personal and professional connections, illustrating the interconnectedness that existed and continues to exist among Bay Area designers.

Curator: Chris...   More >

Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artists' Books

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

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.

Our artists books are also available for viewing during reference desk hours, usually 1-5 Monday - Friday. While no appointment is necessary, you may want to...   More >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Exhibit - Painting | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

In the mood for some spring spruce up?

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

This special event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Moffitt Library | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Los Calendarios: Chicano Art Posters

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing...   More >

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – August 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 24 – August 31, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

Inspired by the book and film Hidden Figures, this exhibit focuses on the four women at its center and other women who have made important contributions to mathematics throughout history. The exhibit includes biographies about and books by these women - from Hypatia in 5th Century Alexandria to Maryam Mirzakhani in present-day America - as well as other books about African-Americans and...   More >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia: Doe Library | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Jun Kamata: Photographs of Native American Communities

Exhibit - Photography | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Exhibit - Artifacts | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day | Wurster Hall, Room 210

 Environmental Design Archives

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity. Sections reveal the diversity within CED’s history using photographs of students and examples of their work and address gender and power through projects that women designers created for powerful men. The largest section is intended to serve as inspiration by providing examples of...   More >

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Data visualization workshop

Workshop: Science Libraries | July 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian; Becky Miller, Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources Librarian; Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies Librarian

 Library

A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles, practices and resources for visualizing data.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Know Your Library: an introduction to the UC Berkeley Library

Workshop | July 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 350C Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Corliss Lee, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Research begins with navigating your library, on campus and online. Start with an introduction to the kinds of resources and services available via the Library web site. Learn its structure, strategies for use, and the next steps in developing your search skills

 *** UCB ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library