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About Cushing Library

Procedures, policies, and commonly-asked questions

Guidelines for Art Installations in the Library

We are privileged to have the walls of the Library graced with the work of guest artists. The following guidelines help this practice continue.

  • The Library is not responsible for theft, loss, or damage to art hung in the Library. It is the responsibility of the artist to insure his or her work.
  • The artist must be present while his or her artwork is installed or removed. The artist may delegate this responsibility to a representative; provide the name of this person or persons in writing to the University Librarian.
  • Only Campus Services employees may assist with the installation or removal of artwork. Due to liability issues, library workers cannot assist with this activity.
  • All art installations must be coordinated with, and approved by, the University Librarian.
  • The Library cannot broker the sale of artwork provided by artists. However, artists may provide price and contact information for their artwork. 
  • Prior to installation, the artist will provide the Library with a memo acknowledging the above. Please include the approximate dates the installation will be installed and removed, and contact information for the artist. Also provide a manifest listing each piece of art with its title, date, and medium.