Announcement: Hull House Art Lending Library
Volunteers needed to help bring artwork to people’s homes for a curiously fun and radically democratic Art Lending Library.
The Hull-House Museum’s Art Lending Library provides artwork for Chicagoans to check out and enjoy in their own spaces for 3 months at a time.
For many, it may be the first time they have had a chance to have an original piece of art in their homes.
Here is how it works:
- Interested participants come to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum to choose a piece of art from our lending library collection.
- We contact a volunteer to arrange a mutually convenient time to deliver the art.
- The volunteer delivers the art, installs it, and takes a photo to document the art in place.
- Happiness and satisfaction ensues to everyone involved!
- After three months, a volunteer will return to de-install the art and return it to Hull-House for others to enjoy.
Our initial collection of artworks, curated by Abigail Satinsky, comes from Community Supported Art (CSA) Chicago, a project of threewalls started by Satinsky and Sharon Stratton. Much like Community Supported Agriculture, in which shareholders invest in a local farm and receive a monthly payout of fruits and vegetables, CSA Chicago asks shareholders to invest directly in the arts community and receive limited edition contemporary artist projects in return. Satinsky will continue to work with us to grow our collection with other CSA projects throughout the country.