Art Scholars
Art Scholars

Arts Scholars

Established in 1998, the MIT Arts Scholars Program brings together students who are passionate about exploring the diverse array of arts available at MIT and in the Boston area, and interacting with fellow students, faculty artists and other experts in the art world. The program is structured around monthly excursions or workshops, with an expert in the relevant field of art in attendance.

The mission is to foster an active community of MIT students with an exceptional interest in the arts. The community’s resultant role is that of an arts leadership group, cultivated through events and mentorship.

Gyorgy Kepes, with brush in hand, works in his Boston studio in this 1989 photo. Credit: Jan van Steewijk
Gyorgy Kepes, with brush in hand, works in his Boston studio in this 1989 photo. Credit: Jan van Steewijk

György Kepes Fellowship Prize

The György Kepes Fellowship Prize was established in 1982 by the Council for the Arts at MIT to encourage and celebrate individuals at the Institute whose creative work reflects the vision and values of György Kepes (1906-2002). Founder of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, György Kepes revealed fundamental relations between art and science, and art and the physical environment. The Kepes Fellowship Prize is presented to a member of the MIT community who has demonstrated excellence in the creative arts: architecture, visual and performing arts, and writing.

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer at home. Credit: David Butow.
Harold and Arlene Schnitzer at home. Credit: David Butow.

Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts

APPLY TO THE SCHNITZER PRIZE IN THE VISUAL ARTS HERE!

 

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 Schnitzer Prizes will be exhibited at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery starting in May, and will remain in the gallery until July. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Stratton Student Center in MIT building W20.

Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner
Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner

Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Awards

The Laya and Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Awards are presented annually to up to four students (undergraduate or graduate), living groups, organizations or activities for outstanding achievement in and contributions to the arts at MIT. Established by the Council for the Arts at MIT in 1979, these awards honor the late President Emeritus Jerome B. Wiesner and Mrs. Wiesner for their commitment to the arts at MIT. An endowment fund provides a $2,000 honorarium to each recipient.

 

Each nominee is contacted by the Council for the Arts at MIT and asked to provide material in support of the nomination; this usually takes the form of a rèsumé highlighting the artistic career of the individual, recordings of music, videos of acting, writing samples and images of artwork.

 

 

Louis Sudler
Louis Sudler

Louis Sudler Prize

The Louis Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Arts is presented annually to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence or the highest standards of proficiency in music, theater, painting, sculpture, design, architecture or film. The prize was established in 1982 by Mr. Sudler, a performer in the arts and an arts patron from Chicago. An endowment fund provides a $2,500 award to the honoree.

Each nominee is contacted by the Council for the Arts at MIT and asked to provide material in support of the nomination; this usually takes the form of a rèsumé highlighting the artistic career of the individual, recordings of music, videos of acting and images of artwork.

Notification via email when tickets are available
Notification via email when tickets are available

Discount Tickets

The Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT) underwrites memberships at Boston-area art museums and makes tickets available for students to performances presented by a number of area chamber ensembles and orchestras.

MIT’s partnership with the BSO is supported in part by Philip and Barbara Bobko.

Additionally, CAMIT fulfills faculty requests for tickets to specific events to supplement their syllabi.


SIGN UP
for email alerts when tickets become available.

Tickets will be distributed to the first responders, as supplies last. MIT students only.

 

For tickets to events on campus, visit our Arts Calendar.