Campus News

Art Rental Fall 2016

September 19, 2016
Communications Staff
Student holds a framed drawing, which is wrapped in plastic.
Claudia Bake ’19 was first in line for art rental. Photo credit: William Bradford

Claudia Bake ’19 was the first person in line for art rental on September 9, having waited since 6:45 a.m. When asked if it was worth it, “Oh, absolutely! I'm so excited! I'm in awe!” she said. The Allen Memorial Art Museum offered 386 artworks in its art rental collection. All but three were spoken for, according to museum registrar Lucille Stiger. The museum staff has art rental preparation down to a science—it takes about 2 ½ hours to set up, and the rental lasts four hours. Stiger says it takes about two days to enter all of the rental information in the collections database. The museum keeps track of the date the work was rented, who it was rented to, and whether the individual lives on or off campus. View the gallery to see more images from art rental, including the last person to walk away with a piece from the collection.

You may also like…

Allen Memorial Art Museum exterior.

Allen Memorial Art Museum Shares its Collections in New Ways

April 3, 2020
During the temporary closure of the museum, staff have embraced the challenge of moving education online. In the process, they are finding silver linings, including a broader audience for their programming and fewer constraints on how to present artwork.