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Exhibits in the Library

Arts Library

Recent Arts Faculty Publications

Through October

This exhibit features selected recent publications by faculty in the School of Theater, Film, and Television and the Departments of Architecture and Urban Design, Art, Art History, and Design Media Arts.


Powell Library Rotunda

Artists' Books by Fiat Lux Students

Through October 10

This exhibit features artists’ books created by undergraduate students as their final assignment for the Fiat Lux seminar "Artists’ Books in the UCLA Library and Beyond," held in Spring 2014. Taught by Visual Arts Librarian Robert Gore, the course offered an introduction to the genre and to artists’ books at UCLA. In sessions led by guest lecturers, students examined artists’ books held by the Arts Library, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, and UCLA Library Special Collections. Students also learned about zines, viewed the work of a former student, and heard about book design from an award-winning letterpress printer and book designer.


Charles E. Young Research Library East Exhibit Case

Making Invisible Histories Visible

Through July

The June L. Mazer Archives, located in West Hollywood, is the largest archive on the West Coast dedicated to preserving and promoting lesbian feminist history and culture. In 2009 the UCLA Library and the Mazer Archives launched an outreach and collection-building partnership that expands access to the archives' collections and increases the Library's holdings in this important area of social and cultural history. This exhibit celebrates the culmination of a three-year collaboration among the Mazer Archives, Library, and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women funded by a grant from by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery

Order at All Points: The Work of Harvey Sacks

Through September

Sociologist Harvey Sacks developed a highly original new field of study devoted to the rigorous, detailed analysis of human interaction in ordinary conversation and other social environments. Through recordings and transcriptions of naturally occurring interactions, he revealed the commonplace but largely unconscious methods through which actions are produced, recognized, and responded to. This field, which originated in the mid-1960s at the University of California, became known as conversation analysis. Sacks’s scholarly career ended prematurely in 1975 when he died in an auto accident at the age of forty, but his influence has endured. This summer, UCLA hosts the quadrennial International Conference on Conversation Analysis, which has attracted some five hundred scholars from over forty countries around the world. This exhibit presents selections from the Harvey Sacks Archive, held at the UCLA Library Special Collections.