The Gund Art Loan Program

What is Art Loan?

As a Kenyon student, The Gund Art Loan Program allows you to borrow a piece of artwork for a semester to enjoy, engage with, and share in the comfort of your dorm room. This is a great way to learn to care for works, interpret their meanings, and appreciate the intrinsic power of art. 

The Art Loan Podcast

Take a listen to this Art Loan mini-podcast series created by our Gund Associates. It gives you an idea of what it’s like to live with an Art Loan work in your living space from students who have already been a part of the program. Some surprising things come out of living with art and we want Kenyon students to have the opportunity to experience them for themselves! 

Episode 1: 

Interview with Adam Margolis '22

John Gibson (American, b. 1958), Stacked Crossed Boxes (Purple), 1987. Oil on canvas. 32 1/2 x 39 3/4 inches.

Episode 2: 

Interview with Alasia Destine-DeFreece '21

Joel Janowitz (America, b. 1945) Downturned Glasses, 2005. Watercolor and pencil on paper. 19 1/4 x 23 1/8 inches. 

Episode 3: 

Interview with Vahni Kurra '20 & Mila Frank '20

Olivia Parker (American, b. 1941) Game Edge, 1995. Iris inkjet print. Gund Gallery Art Loan Collection.

Episode 4: 

Interview with Jenny Jantzen '23

David Hosteler (American, 1926-2015) Girl with Big Hat, n.d. Silkscreen and lithograph. Gund Gallery Art Loan Collection.

Episode 5: 

Interview with Liza Martin '20

Eduardo Paolozzi (British, 1924-2005) Cucumber Night Cream, 1965-70. Photolithograph. Gund Gallery Art Loan Collection.

Episode 6: 

Interview with Annika Ostrom '20

Mary Bauermeister (American, b. Germany 1934) Art Investment Report, 1973. Lithograph. Gund Gallery Art Loan Collection.

"I’ve had art in my dorm space almost every semester I’ve been here. The only one without was last spring. And oftentimes I will forget that it’s there, but it’s the moments where I remember and I’m like, 'oh, yeah, I’m not the only one in here. There’s this living art here too.' It kind of makes me feel relaxed."

-Tariq Thompson, '21 

"It still makes me just as excited as when it was first brought into my home by the Gund Gallery Associates, and I am gonna be really sad to see it leave."

-Kaylin Allshouse, '20