Art Rental Gets COVID-Safe Makeover

A student considers pieces at a prior year’s Art Rental. Even in the face of a global pandemic, the classic Oberlin tradition of Art Rental will continue this Saturday — but with some significant changes.

The Oberlin Art Rental was founded in 1940, 80 years ago, by Professor of Modern Art Ellen Johnson, OC ’33. The program provides Obies with the opportunity to bring original art from the museum into their dorm rooms and is a major selling point for prospective students.

“It was one of the main reasons I chose to come to Oberlin in the first place,” said Greer […]


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