Arts Library: News & Events

The Arts Library News Archive contains summaries of press releases about prominent news developments. The heading of each item links to the full text of that story.

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Featured Collection Item: "Treehouse"

Featured object: Treehouse artists book by Paul Johnson
Art, Special Collections

"Burn Cycle" Artist Talk (Feb. 19, 4pm)

Ethan Turpin will offer an artist talk in the Library's Mary Cheadle Room on Wednesday, February 19 at 4pm.

On Exhibit in the Library: Burn Cycle: Sharing Land with Wildfire

The UCSB Library and the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management have commissioned Santa Barbara artist Ethan Turpin to create an exhibition on wildfire which is on exhibit on the first floor of the Library through May 2014.

Artist Diane Gamboa to Speak at the Library on October 23rd

On October 23rd at 4pm, artist Diane Gamboa will give an illustrated exhibition talk in the Library’s Mary Cheadle Room on the third floor. This event is free and open to the public

University Archives Addition: William Dole Papers

The papers of William Dole (1917-1983), American abstract collage artist born in Angola, Indiana, and former Professor of Art at UC Santa Barbara, are now available for research.

Improved Digital Microfilm Scanners Installed

New digital microfilm scanners installed in Davidson and the Arts Library provide much improved optics and special features like on-screen magnification and the ability to generate keyword searchable documents.

Library Building Project Featured in Museum Exhibition

Currently on view at UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum is "Unbuilt UCSB," an exhibition that displays building projects and designs that were intended for the UC Santa Barbara campus but never constructed or have yet to be completed.

Paint Your Stress Away (June 5, 11am-2pm)

Come de-stress during Dead Week while bidding farewell to the oldest part of the Library in anticipation of the upcoming construction project beginning June 17.

The Online Catalog Just Got Richer

Book search results in the UCSB Library Catalog ( are now being delivered along with cover images, tables of contents, reviews from The New York Times, and other enriched descriptive data.