Because of COVID-19 restrictions on campus and the need for social distancing, the Art Loan program will look different for Spring 2021 than it has in the past. The number of works will be limited to those which can easily be hung by the student borrowers in their own dorm rooms. See our new Art Loan Program website for more details.
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 Art Loan 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 Art Loan work?
The artworks available through Art Loan will be shown in a mini-exhibition at the beginning of the semester in the Meier-Draudt Curatorial Classroom on the first floor of the Gund Gallery. This spring, 30 Art Loan works will be on view Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 5, 2021. The mini-exhibition will be open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Thursday and 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (noon) on Friday.
During the course of the exhibition, each student interested in borrowing a work of art will need to submit an online ballot using the Google Form found on the Art Loan Program website and list your top 5 choices should your name be chosen (this is in place of the ballot box used in past years). Ballots must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) on Friday, February 5, 2021. One entry per student.
After the ballot submission period is over, the names of 30 individuals will be selected at random from all those who submitted ballots.
The individuals whose names have been chosen will be notified by email which artwork they were matched with and instructions to come to the Gallery on Monday, February 8 to pick up their Art Loan object. While at the Gallery, borrowers will need to fill out all required paperwork and authorize the $10 loan fee to be applied to their student account. Borrowers must present a valid Kenyon ID at this time. They will then be given the artwork, all necessary hardware, and detailed instructions on how to properly install the work in their dorm.
- Enjoy your artwork for the duration of the semester! Be sure to provide a safe and secure home for the artwork.
- Art Loan returns will take place in May at the end of the residential portion of the semester. A Gund Gallery representative will contact you to coordinate a date/time for you to return the work to the Gallery. Please note: Should students need to leave campus early due to COVID-19 restrictions, artworks will need to be brought to the Gallery before the student leaves campus.
For more information about the Gund Gallery Art Loan Program and a full list of available works for this spring, please go to our new Art Loan Program website.
If you have additional questions about the Art Loan, please contact:
Collections Manager & Registrar