2023 Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery

Installation view with framed artworks lining the wall and person in white overalls in motion walking through gallery.

Installation view: Student Lending Art Program 2022 at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, 2022. Photo: Mel Taing. 

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Featuring over 600 original works of art, the Student Lending Art Program is a beloved MIT tradition.

The exhibition features original works of art, primarily prints and photographs, drawn from the List Center’s Student Lending Art Collection. This annual exhibition, on view is free and open to the general public as well as the MIT community. MIT students can borrow artwork from the collection for free. 

Please check back for key dates and information about how to enter the lottery. 

Student Lending Art Program

Since 1977, the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery has provided MIT students the enviable opportunity to borrow, appreciate, and live with a museum quality work of original art for the academic year. Works from the collection are distributed through a lottery system. Remaining unclaimed works are available for students to take home on a first come, first serve basis, once the exhibition closes. 

This program is free for all current MIT undergraduate and graduate students. 

Student Lending Art Collection

The collection is comprised of the Catherine N. Stratton Collection of Graphic Arts, established in 1966, the List Student Loan Collection, established in 1977, and the Ronald A. Kurtz Student Lending Collection, established in 1985. Approximately fifteen new works are added to the collection annually to expand the breadth of its offerings.