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Art to Take Home - Picture lending with Leeds Art Gallery
11 October 2012
Enjoy great art at home whilst supporting Leeds Art Gallery. Join Leeds Art Gallery's picture lending library and borrow artworks to take home from just £4 per month.
First started in the early 1960s, the picture lending library was set up to encourage people to enjoy original works of art at home. Since then Leeds has continued to acquire works of art and has today collected over six hundred artworks. There are oils, watercolours, drawings, photographs and a variety of prints available for loan; whether you like landscapes or abstracts, Henri Matisse or Henry Moore, there is something to suit every taste.
Becoming a member and borrowing works of art is easy. Open to anyone based in Yorkshire; you sign up in person at one of the Gallery's special picture lending selection days by providing photographic identification (such as a passport or driving licence) and proof of address.
So for just £4 per month, for a minimum loan period of three months, start enjoying great works of art at home.
Borrowing works of art and being able to live with them doesn't commit you to something for the long term but does give you time to start making value judgements in relation to specific pieces - why you like or don't like something; what moves or inspires you about the work; why you are drawn to the particular style. Understanding your responses to works of art may encourage you to pick out something more challenging or unexpected in the future.
When and if you do feel ready to move from borrowing to buying, don't forget that Own Art is there to help make life easier!