About the Libraries: Libraries and Centers: John Cotton Dana Library

The Dana Library was able to acquire eleven works of art by eight artists in 1994 through a program sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in support of public art in conjunction with the expansion and renovation of the Dana facility. Artists in the Dana collections at that time included Martin W. Ball, Cicely Cottingham, Michael Fauerbach, Robert Kogge, William L. Phipps, Debra Weier, Alison Weld, and William T. Williams. The complete list is on the Walking Tour of public art in the library.

Since then, nine new works of art were acquired, for the most part as gifts. The new artwork includes work by the abstract expressionist Norman Carton and New York artist/sculptor Stella Waitzkin, three African masks and a figure, and a miniature book. Click on the images to see a larger version.

The new artwork is as follows:

Norman Carton. The Race. 1963. Oil on canvas, 47" x 27"
Gift from William M. Weinberg and Caroline M. Coughlin, 1996.
Lobby - South Wing

Robert Kogge. Tanks. Oil on canvas.

On loan from the artist.
Fourth floor - Gallery

Stella Waitzkin. Book and Chair (formerly known as The Librarian). Mixed media.
Fourth floor - Gallery

Stella Waitzkin. Untitled (Book with Ravens). Mixed media.

Gift from Stanley Bard.
Fourth floor - Gallery

Miniature Book:

Middleton, Bernard. "You Can Judge a Book by its Cover: A Brief Survey of Materials by Bernard Middleton." Ed. by David Pankow. 1994. Woodcut illustrations by John DePol, 3.25" x 2.75".
Gift of Ralph M. Ocker, Ocker & Trapp Library Binders, Inc., 1996.
(Not yet on display)

African Wood Masks and Female Figure:

Nafana Wood Mask (Bedu).
(Not yet on display)
Baule Wood Face Mask.
Fourth floor - Gallery
Cameroon Grassfields Wood Helmet Mask.
Fourth floor - Gallery
West African Wood Female Half Figure.
Fourth floor - Gallery
     Gifts from Ruth Wilner, 1996.

Content from: Ka-Neng Au (mailto:au@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
Updated March 31, 1999
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