2017 Graduate Arts Soirée

The MIT Grad Arts Forum, a group that encourages artistic collaboration and intellectual discussions among MIT graduate students from different departments, invited the greater Boston community to the 8th Annual Graduate Arts Soirée on March 25, 2017. This event was one of a series of three forums each term that promote and engage students interested in the arts at MIT through presentations, discussions and social gatherings at arts venues.


Graduate Arts Soirée, 2017. Photo: Joseph Lee.


Graduate Arts Soirée, 2017. Students from MIT and the Berklee College of Music performed in a live jazz quartet. Photo: Joseph Lee.


In celebrating the end of the semester, students from across the Institute enjoyed artwork by their fellow students, a live jazz band and private access to the MIT List Visual Arts Center galleries at the Soirée. The range of student-created artwork on display revealed a discernible population of MIT students, who, despite their varied and seemingly disparate academic pursuits, share an interest in the arts. As always, this year’s Soirée was an important reminder of MIT’s commitment to the intersection of art, science and technology.

Graduate Arts Soirée, 2017. The student exhibition featured work from the MIT Trashion show. This piece was made using old costume jewelry. Photo: Joseph Lee.


Graduate Arts Soirée, 2017. Students were given exclusive use of the upstairs and downstairs atriums of I.M. Pei’s Wiesner Building. Photo: Joseph Lee.


Graduate Arts Soirée, 2017. Works by Keith Ellenbogen, Visiting Artist in the Center for Art, Science & Technology, were awarded to lucky raffle winners. Photo: Joseph Lee.


Posted on May 12, 2017 by Sydney Dobkin