The vibrant tropical, very large Mark Daniels prints brought joy and beauty to our home. The beautifully framed prints were also a conversation piece as I enjoyed letting guests know that I borrowed it from my school library. We had a different one each academic year. One year we had a Lisa Horner vivid linocut of Muir Beach Overlook, a Bay Area nature treasure. I finally asked my husband to take a look at the collection and paired the Daniels print with an intriguing geometrical abstract.
Joy and beauty and all from the library! Can’t wait for Fall to pick out our art for the year. Thank you Morrison Library Graphic Arts Loan Collection!
Among my favorite aspects of living with the prints from the GALC was being able to
look up at them while reading or studying. They offered a continuous point
of reference for my thinking–that is, as an aesthetic pattern that helped
to center my thoughts. Having them over the course of a year also led me to
reflect on why I had chosen these particular prints at the beginning of the
year–it helped me to think about my own personal changes over the course of
two semesters–which in turn changed my perception of the art. All in all,
it was an incredible experience, and I’m very grateful for the GALC! I’ll
definitely be borrowing art again next year.
By Niklas Lollo
It’s great to have beautiful art on my walls throughout the year. Friends are always
impressed and surprised that the library loans it out for free each year!
By Fatima Sierre Alleyne
It was great to be able to acquire artwork to adorn my office to make it more inclusive and welcoming, particularly because my responsibilities involve the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I will definitely borrow from the collection again.
By Ryan Saraie
I love how easy it is to rent out paintings! Honestly an amazing, accessible opportunity, and I was able to add some nice art to my bedroom 🙂
I really enjoyed it, and I am so glad I came to the workshop at the beginning of the semester. I only checked out one piece, but I loved how it added something more to my space without reminding me of other things – it simply just *was*. I definitely plan to check out another piece next year… Thank you so much!
By Camille Crittenden
Thank you for this wonderful service! The Berthe Morisot sketch I borrowed added a touch of history and visual culture to my office space that I appreciated every day.
Collected Poems by Robert Bly
Beard’s Roman Women by Anthony Burgess with photographs by David Robinson edited with an introduction and notes by Graham Foster
The Black Prince by Adam Roberts Adapted from an original screenplay by Anthony Burgess
David Jones’s The Grail Mass And Other Works (Modernist Archives Series) edited by Thomas Goldpaugh and Jamie Callison
Gramophone, Film, Typewriter by Friedrich A. Kittler translated with an introduction by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Michael Wutz
Spekulative Sinnlichkeit: Kontemplation And Spekulation Im Mittelalter by Niklaus Largier
The Cambridge Edition Of The Works Of D.H. Lawrence The Poems Volume III: Uncollected Poems And Early Versions edited by Christopher Pollnitz
The Writings Of Herman Melville: Billy Budd, Sailor And Other Uncompleted Writings edited by Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, Robert A. Sandberg, and G. Thomas Tanselle
Why Should I Write A Poem Now: The Letters Of Srinivas Rayaprol And William Carlos Williams, 1949-1958 edited by Graziano Kratli with a forward by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Afterward by Paul Mariani
By Emily Turkel
Living with the GALC was great! The one downside was not being able to check the pieces out over the summer — my apartment was defined by the art! I had “Raccoon Straits” hung above my dining room table and everyone complimented me on the piece! Can’t wait to check out some new prints next semester.
By Jessie Rosales
It was my first time using the GALC loan program. It was a good experience. I reviewed aimlessly through the available art pieces. However, I stumbled across two art pieces from Latinx artists. I decided to rent them out and place them in my barebones office. Unfortunately, I found out about the program a bit late, so the art pieces were only in my office for less than a month – but they did bring a lot of character and fullness to my office.