Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection

The GALC and the Berkeley Art Museum

On February 28, 1983, 32 prints from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection (GALC) that were deemed too valuable to circulate were permanently loaned to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive—formerly called the University Art Museum (UAM). In this case is a correspondence between Judy Clarence, the Head of the Morrison Library, and Joe Rosenthal, University Librarian, concerning the transfer of these 32 prints. The photograph shows Bernard Bailey, UAM collection manager, and an assistant loading prints into a truck for transport from the Library to UAM. In October 1983, UAM celebrated 25 years of the GALC with an exhibit featuring 45 prints from the GALC. The two prints in this case are owned by BAMPFA, but were once part of our collection and lent out to students. The Lyonel Feininger print is identified as Village Scene and the Georges Rouault print as Portrait of Verlaine on the list of prints given to UAM.

Feininger, Lyonel
Spruce and Sun (Tannen und Sonne)
Rouault, Georges
Verlaine, After the Death Mask