The arts at MIT connect creative minds across disciplines and encourage a lifetime of exploration and self-discovery. They are rooted in experimentation, risk-taking and imaginative problem-solving. The arts strengthen MIT’s commitment to the aesthetic, human, and social dimensions of research and innovation. Artistic knowledge and creation exemplify our motto — mens et manus, mind and hand. The arts are essential to MIT’s mission to build a better society and meet the challenges of the 21st century. Read more in the White Paper (PDF).
The arts have been a core component of the educational mission of MIT and will play an even more significant role in the future. Research at the intersections of art, science and engineering — where MIT has a competitive advantage — will determine the artistic and performative languages of the 21st century. MIT faces a strategic decision about investment in the arts and should seize the opportunity to support the creative energy that sustains the Institute’s leadership in innovation. Published June 26, 2011.
Philip S. Khoury, Associate Provost and Ford International Professor of History, submits an annual Report to the President summarizing arts activities during the previous academic year.
- Associate Provost’s Overview
- Arts Initiatives
- Council for the Arts
- List Visual Arts Center
- MIT Museum
- Student Programs
MIT was founded in 1861, and is re-accredited every 10 years by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This is the last self-study accreditation report. Access to the document requires MIT certificates.