Art to Lend Program

July 10 -14, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rotunda Gallery, NIU Art Museum


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 loan for up to eight years.

This program is funded through the nominal installation of $20 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 permanent collection. The artwork must be installed in secure, locked areas when not occupied by University personnel. Certain environmental factors, including light levels, humidity, and temperature, must also be met to protect the artwork and be eligible to participate.

Interested NIU departments can "bid" on their favorites. As in previous years, works will be assigned by lottery based on preferred selections.

A detailed policy form is available from the museum office at 753-7867, or in the gallery during the exhibit, or download a policy form here (pdf).

Art to Lend 2017

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