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 winners of the 2015 Schnitzer Prizes will be exhibited at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery starting on May 22 with a reception from 5-7pm, and will remain in the gallery until the end of July, 2015.
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