MIT List Visual Arts Center

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As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine special exhibitions in its galleries annually, including a program of evolving site-specific work by emerging artists known as List Projects, as well as a broad range of educational programs, events, and scholarly publications.  The List Center also administer's MIT's Public Art Collection.  Learn more by exploring the List's interactive Campus Public Art Map.

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Framed textured artwork with the texture of dry each and dirt with small dabs of colored paint spread throughout the canvas.

Join List Center Curator, Natalie Bell for a walk through of Symbionts: Contemporary Artists and the Biosphere. This group exhibition brings together over a...

Friday, December 09, 2022 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
A cellar spider on a white gallery ceiling.

Join Wakanene (Sebastian) Kamau, a PhD student in the Program in Media Arts and Sciences here at MIT, for a conversation exploring the work of Pierre Huyghe...

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Collage of purple and blue atom sculptures and graphics.

In partnership with Catalyst Conversations, the List Visual Arts Center presents Atoms. Geometry. Algorithms. Gain insight on the importance of iteration and...

Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Sculpture of a lion’s mane mushroom that resembles a white foamy substance and grows inside a bright red ceramic vessel with a loose woven composition and many openings sits on a pedestal next to a matte black plant sprayer.

This expanded sensory engagement tour invites visitors to see, touch, hear, taste, and smell materials on view in Symbionts: Contemporary Artists in the...

Monday, December 26, 2022 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Sol Lewitt's colorful Terrazzo floor including red, green, orange, purple, and yellow tiles.

Join the MIT List Visual Arts Center for a screening of the documentary Sol LeWitt by director Chris Teerink. Siscover more on life and philosophy of artist...

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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Spotlight Talk: Symbionts

Friday, December 02, 2022

Graduate Student Talk: Irene Zhang

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Spotlight Talk: Symbionts

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Graduate Student Talk: Taylor Michael Bailey

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Spotlight Talk: Symbionts

Friday, November 04, 2022

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