What is the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program?
The Gund Gallery celebrates the power of art as a critical centerpiece of Kenyon’s liberal arts mission and our community. We champion the best art and artists of the 20th and 21st centuries via an active exhibition schedule, expanding permanent collection, and formal and informal learning experiences. To this end, the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program gives current Kenyon students the opportunity to bring art into their living spaces and make it a part of their everyday lives. For the duration of a semester, Kenyon students can enjoy and critically study their chosen artwork in their dorm room. This close contact fosters an appreciation of art as students learn to care for the works, interpret their meanings, and come to understand the intrinsic power of art.
How does the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program work?
- Art Loan works will be shown in a mini-exhibition at the beginning of the semester in the Meier-Draudt Curatorial Classroom of the Gund Gallery. This spring, the art loan works will be on view from January 15-19, 2018.
- During the course of the mini-exhibition, each student interested in borrowing a work of art will place their name in the ballot box. Each student may only submit their name once. At the end of the mini-exhibition, names will be drawn from the ballot box at random. The individuals whose names have been chosen will be notified by email to come to the gallery on Sunday, January 21 at 1 PM to choose an Art Loan object. The first name drawn will be able to choose their first choice from the art loan objects. The second name will be able to choose their first choice from the remaining items and so on, until all of the art loan objects are chosen. Upon choosing an art loan work, borrowers will need to fill out the required paperwork and pay the loan fee.
- At this point, the borrower will arrange for a specific time and date for the installation of their artwork. The installation will be completed by a Gund Gallery Associate. Borrowers may not hang the works themselves.
- Enjoy your artwork for the duration of the semester! Be sure to provide a safe and secure home for the artwork.
- Artwork return will take place at the end of the semester. A Gund Gallery Associate will contact you to coordinate a date and time for the work to be removed from your room.
For more information about the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program, please refer to the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program FAQ.
If you have additional questions about the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program, please contact:
Gund Gallery Collections Manager & Registrar
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College