Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s annual Art to Lend on-campus artwork rental program returns Monday, July 13th with an exhibition of pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection available for rental and display in campus offices and administrative areas. Interested individuals may view the selected works in the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day through Friday, July 17th. The short, week-long exhibition presents framed works on paper, paintings, and photographs that represent highlights from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.
This service allows individuals and departments to enhance their private offices and beautify the administrative areas of the University by renting original works of art. Artwork enriches the University’s welcoming nature for students, faculty, and staff as well as brightens the experience for public visitors and provides daily enjoyment in the workplace. Each work meant for public display was carefully selected by Museum staff for its broad appeal and its ability to be on long-term loan.
As in previous years, works will be assigned by lottery based on preferred selections. This program is funded through the nominal installation and annual rental fees which cover incurred expenses including matting and framing to make new selections available as well as for the direct care and conservation of the remainder of the collection. The artwork must be installed in secure, locked areas when not occupied by University personnel. Certain environmental requirements, including light levels, humidity, and temperature, must also be met to be eligible to participate.
More information on the program including images of this year’s selections and our loan policy may be found online. For more information, please contact Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson at 815-753-7867 or by email [email protected].