Umetaro Azechi, Stand on the Snow Gorge, 1956, woodcut.

Put a little art in your life!

The Weisman’s art rental program offers U students, employees, and departments the opportunity to display pieces of art from the museum’s collection in their homes or offices. More than 300 framed, ready-to-hang, original artworks are available for rent at the WAM Shop during regular museum hours.


New this year: the HOMEWORK Collection (just for students!)

In the fall of 2018 WAM launched the student-only HOMEWORK art rental collection with artwork selected by the museum’s student group, WAM Collective. Featuring prints, drawings, and photographs by both established and emerging artists–the collection contains a limited number of ready-to-hang works available only to students. Snag your own masterpiece in the WAM Shop.


Renting is Affordable

$15 (plus tax) per artwork per semester for U of M students (limit 3)
$45 (plus tax) per artwork per year for U of M employees (limit 5)
$45 per artwork per year for U of M departments (no limit)


Renters are responsible for transporting and hanging artworks and for displaying them in a safe environment. The artworks in the rental collection are property of the Weisman Art Museum and are not available for sale.


The rental program began in 1934 at the Weisman’s predecessor, Northrop Auditorium’s Little Gallery. Students could rent print reproductions for 25 cents each to adorn the walls of their dorm rooms. The program is named for Hudson D. Walker, the first curator of the Little Gallery, and his wife Ione.

For additional information about art rental, contact