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Art History: 2021: Radiant Impressions


IMCA & UCI Libraries Co-Curated Reading Lists: Radiant Impressions (2021)

Radiant Impressions Book Display:

This collection of various exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, and general works compliment IMCA’s current exhibition: Radiant Impressions.  From California Impressionism to the Light and Space movement, California artists have been celebrated for their skillful rendering of the perceptual effects of light and its emotive qualities. Radiant Impressions presents paintings organized in thematic groupings: Lighting the Portrait, Play and the Social Sphere, the Domestic Realm and Work, and Capturing the Scene. The virtual book display follows these corresponding themes to suggested books and documentary films that will be of interest to anyone looking to explore and learn more. 

Accessing these materials:

Until we can warmly and safely welcome the Orange County and surrounding community to visit UCI Libraries and Special Collections & Archives, this display is in digital format only as the libraries remain closed. When the library buildings are able to re-open, book display shelves are located on the 2nd floor lobby of Langson Library. Consider visiting your local public library or favorite independent bookstore to consult these materials until we can welcome you back into the library. For current UCI faculty, students, and staff, you can access many of these books through Hathitrust ETAS or through curb-side pick-up. More details on those services can be found here.

Visit the virtual book display via this link:


IMCA & UCI Libraries Co-Curated Reading Lists:

Jenna Dufour, UCI Libraries' research librarian for visual arts, and Erin Stout, curatorial and research associate at UCI Institute and Museum of California Art (IMCA), joined forces to create a virtual bookshelf in tandem with the 2021 IMCA exhibition: Radiant Impressions. This fruitful partnership has evolved into a continued collaboration between IMCA and UCI Libraries to co-curate reading lists and recommended books for future IMCA exhibitions. The idea was inspired by UCI Libraries' Off The Shelf & On Display series.