Just as MIT pushes at the frontiers of scientific inquiry, it is the mission of the List Visual Arts Center, located on the campus of MIT, to explore challenging, intellectually inquisitive, contemporary art making in all media.
Although best known for annually presenting five to eight changing exhibitions, most accompanied by catalogues, the List Visual Arts Center is active in many areas. The Percent-for-Art Program has brought together internationally-known artists and architects to collaborate on the many new buildings being constructed on campus. The List Visual Arts Center also maintains and develops a Permanent Collection that includes dozens of publicly-sited sculptures by such artists as Henry Moore, Anish Kapoor, Cai Guo Qiang, and Alexander Calder, and hundreds of paintings, prints, and photographs located throughout campus buildings and offices. Each year over 300 works of art, primarily prints and photographs, are borrowed by MIT students through a highly popular Student Loan Art Program.
Building E15, Atrium Level
20 Ames Street
Open Daily 10 a.m.-5p.m.