This fall, the Harvard Art Museums will reintroduce the Student Print Rental Program. On hiatus since 2008, the popular program allows Harvard students to rent original prints from the museums to hang in their dorm rooms for the year. It aims to encourage interest in and understanding of art by making it a part of students’ everyday lives.
For a small fee, about 300 undergraduate and graduate students living in university housing will be able to choose from a collection of prints; each student can rent one print per academic year. The selection of available prints ranges from early Japanese works to pop art by Warhol, with major names represented alongside up-and-coming artists.
The prints available to choose from may change from year to year. Not only will there be new prints in the mix, but some prints may be removed from the rental program in order to be displayed in the galleries—the ultimate in bragging rights for the lucky students who can say that the work once hung over their desk or bed.