The Visual Art Library offers a rare experience for students, scholars and educators, to learn, and to research unique art source materials unavailable in typical libraries.
– George Waterman, President
Join our founding donors in support of VAL, located in the historic small seaport city of New London CT, a beautiful community just a few hours from New York.
As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, your tax deductible contribution provides valuable operating funds, and additionally helps VAL secure ongoing individual, corporate, and foundation support.
Here’s How to Contribute
Call (917)513-4663 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will answer your questions and tell you more about the Visual Art Library, and help you process your donation information or to enter the amount of your gift via PayPal it’s easy and secure, you can also use the Paypal to process a credit card. PayPal will accept your online donation information and charge the account of your choice. Or, you may mail your check payable to Visual Art Library.
If you would like to donate art catalogues, monographs, or books, please call George Waterman or contact
Visual Art Library
P.O. Box 589
New London, CT 06320
As the library is not yet open make an appointment to learn more at The Visual Library office at:
165 State Street
New London, CT 06320
It has been a great pleasure to donate books and magazines to the Visual Art Library. I love to know that there is a place that easily forgotten or overlooked exhibition catalogues and other publications are collected and will be available to scholars and artists for study. Libraries are not, as would seem obvious, about documenting the past. Instead they suggest different possible futures.
Artist, New York City
How wonderful to have a library full of art books. Hope it will be well used and will inspire many future artists, dealers, curators and collectors.
Herbert and Dorothy Vogel
Celebrated Arts Patrons
For the many people who love, still love, continue to love, the physicality of printed books, and more, George Waterman and his miraculous, constantly expanding library provides an essential resource and service.
Art Critic/Independent Curator
The Visual Art Library echoes the scholarship, cultural awareness and generous philanthropic nature of its bibliophile founder.
I’ve donated catalogues and cash to the Visual Art Library project which I think is way cool.
He’s creating a library that will be available to everyone, which will contain items not found anywhere else – ephemera and exhibition announcements, long out of print books, art magazines and catalogs in many languages from all over the world. It’s been fun and gratifying to be part of his life project.
In an era when books are being ignored in favor of digital information pads, I believe it is important to rethink the difference between information and the question of knowledge.
Robert C. Morgan,
Critic and Artist
Besides the cultural value I feel in my doing so, I also sense the thrill of participating in a quiet unremitting discourse that will last longer than my lifetime.