Hull House Museum Opens Art-Lending Library

Museum visitors can sign up and select a piece of artwork to keep for up to three months

Monday, Mar 26, 2012  |  Updated 6:21 AM CDT
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Hull House Museum Opens Art-Lending Library

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago is reviving its art lending program, a service once offered by Addams herself.

Chicago residents can now rent contemporary works of art from a city museum free-of-charge.

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum at the University of Illinois at Chicago is reviving its art lending program, a service once offered by Addams herself.

Hull House officials aim to challenge the notion that contemporary art is something people must only experience in a museum or gallery.

Museum visitors can sign-up and select a piece of artwork to keep for up to three months.

A group experienced in handling art will travel to borrowers' homes to install and uninstall the art.

These works will be original pieces unlike the reproductions once lent by Addams to clients of the settlement house.

The initial collection will include 28 pieces by artists from across the country.

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