Borrowing art the way people borrow books from the library is not a bad idea. It’s being tried in Germany.
Probably prints provided by the artist would be the way to go, rather than through galleries, which are an unreliable filter anyway. Any “curating” will probably do more harm than good — other than the usual cautions public institutions need to take as to subject matter.
Exposure for the artist a plus. People don’t go to libraries the way they used to, the minus.