Azra Aksamija, Memory Matrix at MIT, 2016.

MIT2016 Open House

The celebration of a century

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MIT invited opened its doors and invited the public to experience over 40 arts related tours, concerts, installations, exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops. Arts at MIT created an audio tour to introduce visitors to five of the activities by visiting artists, faculty and students.

A celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Institute’s move to it’s current Cambridge location, Spring 2016

György Kepes, 1967. Photo: Ivan Massar. (C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Courtesy CAVS Special Collection, MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

Integrating the arts and humanities at MIT, then and now

“In our increasingly complex society, science and technology can no longer be segregated from their human and social consequences. The most difficult and complicated problems confronting our generation are in the field of the humanities and social sciences.” This declaration, written in 1949 by the Lewis committee in their “Report on the Committee on Educational Survey,” represents a pivotal point in MIT history when scientists and engineers sought to elevate the humanities within the Institute in response to world events.

An article examining why the arts and humanities have been included in MIT’s educational program