Imagine a museum with an animation art collection big enough to create large exhibits on almost any topic... This exists in the form of an extensive private archive. Karl Cohen reports.
I magine a museum with an animation art collection big enough to create large exhibits on almost any topic: Disney, World War II propaganda cartoons, Russian animation art, or...the list continues. Probably the only collection of this kind in existence is not in a museum. It is a remarkable private archive in northern California known as the Glad Family Trust Collection. A Wonderful Collection Mike Glad, the owner of an auto muffler chain, has spent the last 20 years assembling an exceptional collection that covers the entire history of animation. He has been loaning major animation art exhibits to the Cartoon Art Museum in Boca Raton, Florida (formerly in Rye Brook, New York), the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles and other institutions. These have been large shows on a variety of topics including: Disney villains; the Gems of Disney; art from Fantasia; art from Snow White; art from the Fleischer Studio; watercolor studies for Bambi; a Bugs Bunny show; animation art from WW II; and a selection of rare cartoon posters for animated shorts and features. […]