Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Stratton Student Center
MIT Building W20, Second floor

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts Exhibition
Opening Reception from 4:30-6:30pm on May 10, 2016
On View: May – June, 2016

The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts was established in 1996 through an endowment from Harold and Arlene Schnitzer of Portland, Oregon. Schnitzer, a real estate investor, graduated from MIT in 1944 with a degree in metallurgy. The prizes are awarded to MIT students, undergraduate and graduate, for excellence in a body of artistic work.

Work by the following winners of the 2016 Schnitzer Prizes will be exhibited:

First Prize
JOSHUAH JEST

Second Prize
EMILY TOW
LAURA PEROVICH

Third Prize
CHRIS KERICH

Honorable Mention
QIUYING LAI
DENIZ TORTUM


About the Gallery

The Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery was established as a gift from the Class of 1983. The gallery honors the former president of MIT, Jerome Wiesner, for his involvement in and support of  the arts at the Institute. Located on the second floor of the Stratton Student Center, the Gallery was established as a place for students to express and exhibit their artistic endeavors, both academic and co-curricular. The artwork display system and raised platform provide a flexible space that will accommodate a diverse range of creative works from the fields of photography, painting, sketching, drawing, calligraphy, glassblowing, ceramics, sculpture, music, dance and drama. Additionally, the gallery serves as a major exhibit space for student artists who are supported by the Grants Program of the Council for the Arts at MIT.

The gallery is located in the MIT Student Center and is open 24 hours a day.

Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20, Second floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
617.253.4005

Curator: Sam Magee
Student Manager: Carmen Castaños


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