Art Loan Program

The Art Loan Program makes a variety of prints, photographs and other works on paper available to University of Houston administrative units and academic departments for a period of two years, with the possibility of renewal. The program reflects our interest in making art widely available to our diverse publics and furthers our mission of engaging academic and global communities in an open forum to promote dialogue about visual arts and its relevance to contemporary life. 

The Art Loan Program was established in part through a generous donation from Mrs. Barbara B. Hodges of Pinehurst, Texas. 

Loan Locations

Loans are currently limited to the main campus of the University of Houston but expansion to other locations within the UH System is planned. At UH, artworks are available for placement in managed public areas and/or departmental shared workspacesTo protect and ensure the safety of the loaned artwork, Public Art UHS requires that they be installed in as close proximity to departmental attendants as possible and in spaces that are locked during non-working hours. Additionally, artworks shall be hung away from direct sunlight, windows, and heating or air conditioning units. Public Art UHS staff members will evaluate the suitability of any proposed spaces prior to delivery and will determine if site conditions are acceptable.

Loan Process

UH faculty and staff interested in borrowing artwork through the Art Loan Program must work through their relevant administrative units or academic departments to participate. In order to maximize opportunities for wide public engagement, interested departments shall provide estimates on daily foot traffic of proposed spaces as well as describe how these spaces are routinely used.

In order to borrow artworks, interested administrative units and academic departments (Borrowing Entities) should submit a completed Art Loan Request Form. Since available artworks change throughout the year, prospective participants should contact Ileana Yordan, Program Manager, to explore available options.

Borrowing Entities are responsible for a per object flat fee of $300, payable at the beginning of the two-year loan period. This nonrefundable fee helps Public Art UHS manage the Art Loan Program as well as offsets any costs directly related to the upkeep and maintenance of the artworks. Additional per object fees of $300 will be collected for any subsequent two-year term renewals.

Learn More
To learn more about the Art Loan Program and for an updated list of available artworks, please contact:
Ileana Yordan, Program Manager
(713) 743-6304
For Current Borrowers
To return an artwork or in the event of an issue, please contact:
Michael Guidry, Curator

Borrowing Guidelines

For more information on borrowing artwork, please review our Borrowing Guidelines.

Art Loan Request Form

Please fill out this form to make your request. At this time, loans are limited to the University of Houston Main Campus. 

Art Loan Catalogue

Please contact Public Art for a catalogue of available works.