David Ross Brower: A Force for Nature

September 10, 2012 – March 31, 2013
The Brown Gallery, The Doe Library
Open during the operating hours of The Doe Library

A citizen of Berkeley for all his life, David Ross Brower is celebrated for shaping the modern environmental movement. An authentic sage and activist trailblazer, Brower fought to heal the Earth, to save the Grand Canyon, and to enlarge the national park and wilderness systems. He was a tireless advocate for clean water, free-flowing rivers, roadless wilderness, protected habitat, and a nuclear-free society. David Brower trod the world’s stage with wit, diplomacy, and generosity of spirit, recruiting others from all walks of life to the international cause of conservation of our common resources. A dynamic, engaging, compelling speaker and writer, Brower was a true believer in the transformative power of words. This salute to his life and his monumental contributions to the preservation of the natural world is organized around memorable words from his written legacy. The Library joins with other organizations around the Bay Area in celebration of the centennial of his birth.

This exhibition is part of the year-long Brower Centennial celebration. For more information visit www.browercentennial.org or browercentennial@gmail.com.

New Fine Arts Endowment

I am very pleased to announce a new endowment for art history, The Greil and Jenelle Marcus Endowment Fund.  This bequest, generously funded by the Estate of Gerald D. Marcus, was recently distributed to the University of California Berkeley by Greil and Janelle Marcus.  The endowment will help us build world-class scholarly collections in art history, supporting both current and future students and faculty.  As we continue to face lean economic times, I am greatly appreciative to the Marcus family for establishing this important endowment.

Kathryn Wayne, Head
Art History/Classics Library