The Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT was established in 1974 by the Council for the Arts at MIT and Margaret McDermott in honor of her husband, a co-founder of Texas Instruments. The first recipient was artist and MIT professor György Kepes. The award reflects MIT’s commitment to risk-taking, problem solving and to the idea of connecting creative minds across disciplines. The award may be given to an artist working in any field or cross-disciplinary activity and is considered an investment in the recipient’s future creative work, rather than a prize for a particular project or lifetime of achievement.
2016 McDermott Award recipient David Adjaye made three visits to MIT in the Spring 2016 semester, each focusing upon a different facet of his work: libraries, the university campus and museums.
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Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen, Co-founders of Little Sun, discussed their art and social entrepreneurship venture with Fellows from the Tata Center for Technology and Design. The discussion was moderated by Chintan Vaishnav, Senior Lecturer at the Sloan School of … Continued
March 12, 2014
In the MIT Museum’s popular conversation series, Olafur Eliasson and Harald Quintus-Bosz, Vice President of Engineering at Cooper Perkins, discussed product design in the developing world. Also featuring MIT scientists and designers Evelyn Wang, Jeffrey Grossman, Sheila Kennedy, and Karen … Continued
March 14, 2014