Modern Artifacts 10: Rent to Own

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For the 10th installment of our long-running series presented with the Museum of Modern Art Archives, we feature never-before-seen materials, including a removable facsimile of a 1957 brochure, related to the Museum’s discontinued Art Lending Service.

Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michelle Elligott recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Être moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She coedited the book Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of the Museum of Modern Art and cocurated MoMA’s 1969 exhibition; her book on Rene d’Harnoncourt will be published this fall.