The arts are crucial to MIT’s culture of creativity and innovation.
“A good engineer is very creative, and the arts just give you that extra edge.”
— Brit d’Arbeloff SM’61
MIT students today have an unprecedented combination of creative and technical skills.
“It’s actually really important for people graduating with a technical or scientific degree to be immersed in the arts, because they are so much more relevant to today’s products and innovations.”
— Eran Egozy ‘95, co-founder, Harmonix
The excellence of the Arts at MIT should come as no surprise, given the Institute’s support for exploration, discovery and inventing new forms of expression and fabrication. The arts are an incomparable force in binding together MIT’s community and sharing our culture with the world.
“The arts have never been more integral to the life of MIT.”
— President Rafael Reif
A gift to the Arts at MIT will inspire students and alumni for years to come and allow them to reach their full creative potential. Please visit the Giving to MIT website for opportunities to enhance the vibrant role of the arts in the core mission of MIT.
For more information, please contact: Erin Genereux, Arts Development Officer, at 617.324.7169 or email@example.com
Margaret McDermott and her late husband, Eugene McDermott (1899–1973), are MIT’s greatest arts patrons and generous benefactors of the Institute. A geophysicist and co-founder of Texas Instruments, Eugene McDermott was a member of the MIT Corporation from 1960 to 1973. … Continued