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New image collections available to students


Bridgeman Education has recently added the Royal Asiatic Society’s collection of historical images, as well as 100,000 other diverse images, to its database.  Click here to search this database or search by the title “Bridgeman Education” in the library’s catalog at

Rare Georges Braque books on display


In connection with the retrospective on exhibition through May 11 at the MFAH, the Architecture and Art library display case is featuring the oeuvre of Georges Braque with monographs from the collection as well as limited edition prints from the Kenneth Franzheim Rare Books Room.  These resources at the library highlight opportunities for personal inspiration and scholarly analysis of the Braque exhibit at the MFAH, which presents more than 75 works and is the show’s only U.S. venue.  Library Assistant and School of Art alumnus Chelby King conceived and created the small exhibit after noting how many resources on Braque are available in the Franzheim collection.

Introducing the A2Alcove


The William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library invites you to stop in and venture upstairs to the newly inaugurated A2Alcove, a gallery and lounge space. Currently featuring the (appropriately themed) Library Series by Nabila Dadhaboy, this cozy nook affords a complement of Barcelona Chairs on which to relax, contemplate the vision of UH student artists and/or peruse a current issue of one the library’s architecture or art periodicals. We hope to provide visitors with an on-going, rotating display of exciting, new student work, and our student artists with an ongoing opportunity to have their work hung and exhibited. Interested in exhibiting your work? Artist inquiries can be directed to Chris Conway at


Latin Showcase and Open House for students of architecture, art, and design


Introducing the Jenkins Library Student Ambassadors


A new student organization has formed to support the mission and services of the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, located within the College of Architecture.  The William R. Jenkins Library Ambassadors are students who are enthusiastic about the library’s collections and services.  They sponsor events and activities that highlight library resources, promote student research, and integrate the art disciplines at the University of Houston.  Each of them receives advanced research training, so they can instruct their fellow students on the use of library resources and communicate the benefits of library use.  They also serve as an unofficial advisory board to the Architecture and Art Librarian, their faculty adviser, who involves them in the planning and improving of services.  The William R. Jenkins Library Ambassadors are an independent student organization, supported by the Center for Student Involvement, with elected officers and regulated by their own constitution.

The Ambassadors are actively seeking new members.  If interested, please contact Joshua Hollie, President, at or visit their website:

Student Art Exhibit on display

The Seventh Annual University of Houston Libraries Student Art Exhibition opens next week, featuring 30 selected works from rising UH artists.

The Architecture and Art Library received over 90 submissions from a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate students enrolled in studio art, art history, architecture, media production, environmental design, applied math and biology, to name a few.

Kathryn Kelley (MFA ’06), a regionally-based, multidisciplinary artist and instructor, graciously served as judge and curator of this year’s exhibition, which will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library.

The opening event is Wednesday, February 12th at 3:00 p.m. You are invited to experience this stunning collection of original artwork created by UH students, and to mingle with the artists and curator Kelley.

The exhibition will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library through April 25th.


New technology services in the Architecture and Art Library


Three new iMacs have been installed in the Architecture and Art Library.  There are now four additional workstations that require no login, in order to expedite printing.  Printing, copying and scanning services are now consolidated in a single room adjacent to new PC and Mac workstations on the upper mezzanine, so students can work seamlessly and efficiently.

Mardi Gras exhibit installed in the Architecture and Art Library


A sampling of books that explore Mardi Gras and the associated vices of lent are on display in the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.  Mardi Gras is the last day of the Carnival season and always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday, which in 2014 is March 4th.  The books will be on display through April.

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