Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

More than Matisse: Art Rental Continues to Broaden Arts Exposure

Rachel Mead
September 9
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Art Rental Program at the Allen Memorial Art Museum has been active for over 75 years, allowing students to rent pieces of art from the museum’s collection every semester for only $5 each. Professor of Modern Art Ellen Johnson, OC ’33, founded the program based on her dedication to bringing people...

First-Year Leaders Reorganize Art Rental

First-Year Leaders Reorganize Art Rental

Kyle Roach
September 18
Filed under ARTS

At 5:50 p.m. last Friday, I made my way over to the Allen Memorial Art Museum in hopes of getting my hands on a priceless piece of art. The Art Rental program was set to begin at 8 a.m. the following day, and although I had heard murmurs of crazed art enthusiasts already arriving hours before, I figured...

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Honor Code Aids Resolution of Art Rental Debacle

Louise Edwards, Staff Writer
September 19
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Art Rental occurs every semester, but last Friday night — the night before Art Rental — students and staff witnessed a spectacle that made the experience memorable. The evening began innocuously enough. Outside the back entrance of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, students pitched tents to the melodious...

Introduction to Art Rental: A First-Timer’s Experience

Nicole Gutman
February 22
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

I had never participated in Art Rental before, but I wanted to give it a try. Before I started at Oberlin I met College junior Brenna Larson who, when we met for dinner, told me about Art Rental. The big thing she mentioned was the list. Most people come to the museum the night before Art Rental begins...

Angry Mob at Art Rental Reveals Oberlin’s Ugly Side

The Editorial Board
September 21
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Art rental is one of the most treasured Oberlin traditions, not just for the opportunity it presents — priceless art spending a semester in your dorm or apartment — but for the event itself: renting a tent from the Outings Club and camping out in the courtyard, imbibing illegal substances on school...

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