The Greensboro Library Arts Commission (GLAC) was established in January 1997 to enhance the Library facilities with art, creating an environment that stimulates and enriches Greensboro's diverse community, encourages lifelong learning, nurtures the joy of reading, and celebrates the connection between the arts and literature.
The Greensboro Public Library Foundation provides the necessary funds for the Commission to secure the art to meet this mission.
Throughout the Greensboro Public Library facilities, art has a very intentional presence. In 2010 both the renovated Benjamin Branch library and the new McGirt-Horton Branch opened, each containing important works of art that provide unique environments for library patrons.
At the new McGirt-Horton Branch library, located at 2501 Phillips Avenue, public art includes a large wall mural by Ernest Watson, depicting individuals and events that have shaped the history of Northeast Greensboro. Four sculptures by William Donnan in the Children's Garden tell the story of Africa's contributions to world civilization.
At the renovated Benjamin Branch library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, "Fictions," a five-part mobile by David Finn, gently moves high above patrons' heads, adding interest to the raised ceiling.
Other works of art that can be found at the Greensboro Public Library include:
Pat Levitin, Chair