Save the Date for the 2016 CAMIT Annual Meeting: October 26-28, 2016
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The Grants Committee met to evaluate grant requests on May 11, 2016 and awarded $44,350 to undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff. This newsletter provides details about those who will receive funding from CAMIT for their art projects.
CAMIT Member Michael Koerner receives an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of British Columbia on Thursday, May 26, 2016. According to the university’s website, honorary degrees are conferred on deserving individuals who have made substantial contributions to society, such as: Leading … Continued
Amphibian advances the field of VR while exploring the relationship between diving and disability “My diving bell becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly,” Jean-Dominique Bauby wrote in his agonizingly beautiful account of living with severe … Continued
Textile production historically has been a bellwether for innovations in manufacturing—from such technological improvements as the spinning jenny and the flying shuttle at the dawn of the industrial revolution to recent developments in electronic and reactive textiles by designers like … Continued
CAMIT Member Ann Allen’s article, “Joan Jonas, the 2015 Venice Biennale, and the MIT Connection,” offers insights and serendipitous connections you won’t find in the mainstream press. Ann is a respected art historian and lecturer at Boston’s Museum of Fine … Continued
Architect David Adjaye Awarded 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT, MIT goes to Miami for Art Basel,Personais performed at MIT and in Brooklyn, and more.
Michelangelo had the Medicis, Picasso had Gertrude Stein, and Pollock had Peggy Guggenheim. It is difficult to imagine art history without the support of its most celebrated patrons. For the artistic community at MIT, the vision and financial support of … Continued
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin are Shakespearian in their iconicity. Every serious performer must subject them to study, memorizing a monologue or, in this case, a movement, tracing and retracing the familiar, fleet-footed phrases in the … Continued
Award includes $100K prize, artist residency, gala and four public programs at MIT Architect David Adjaye OBE receives the 2016 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The $100K prize awarded at a gala in his honor also includes an … Continued
Looking for a lofty Shakespearience? Council for the Arts Tickets Program provides MIT students with access to the Bard and other worthy entertainments
Attending a production of one of Shakespeare’s plays is a superb reminder that the origin of the word audience is “to hear.” Professor Shankar Raman (Professor, Literature), one of six MIT faculty members who brought classes to see the Globe’s … Continued