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.

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