A geometric, modern building with "ICA" logo on a waterfront.
ICA Boston. Courtesy of the ICA.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (ICA)

The Council for the Arts supports free general admission to the ICA for MIT students, faculty, and staff. 

 

As of December 8, the ICA is closed to visitors, and plans to reopen in 2021.

 

Visit the ICA website to take part in their virtual programs, including artist talks, at home art-making, virtual gallery tours, and more.

More information about the ICA

 

Status: closed through early 2021

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid Student ID) and current MIT faculty and staff (with valid Employee ID)

Yellow flowers with Italianate arches and a classical statue in the background.
Gardner Museum Courtyard.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the Gardner Museum for MIT students, faculty, and staff. 

 

As of December 16, the Gardner Museum is closed to visitors, and plans to reopen in 2021.

 

Explore the Gardner’s collection on the museum’s website.

More information about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

 

Status: closed through early 2021

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students, faculty, and staff; temporary free admission for all MIT affiliates (with valid ID)

A geometric metal sculpture on a lawn outside a grey building and a white building.
MFA Boston.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

The Council for the Arts at MIT provides free general admission to the Museum of Fine Arts for MIT students, faculty, and staff.

 

As of December 16, the MFA is closed to visitors, and plans to reopen in 2021.

 

Visit the MFA website to view their virtual collections and check out online events.

More information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

 

Status: closed through early 2021

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid Student ID) and current MIT faculty and staff (with valid Employee ID)

An orchestra conductor conducts a concert.
Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony Orchestra, 2017.

Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO)

The Bobko BSO Ticket Fund underwrites student access to the BSO through the College Card program. CAMIT is delighted to offer a limited number of free BSO Online College Cards for MIT students for the 2020-21 season. Online College Cards provide free unlimited access to BSO NOW, the Pathways to the BSO Webinar series, and much more. Request your card here.

 

Visit the BSO at Home webpage for links to virtual events and other ways to engage with music remotely.

More information about the Boston Symphony Orchestra

 

Status: virtual events only in fall 2020; spring 2021 status to be announced

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students and postdocs (with valid ID)

Three dancers perform a contemporary ballet.
Parts in Suite, Boston Ballet, 2018.

Boston Ballet

The Council for the Arts at MIT sponsors discounted tickets for students to Boston Ballet performances each year. Tickets for the Boston Ballet’s two live performances scheduled for May 2021 may be offered, contingent on the public health situation.

 

The Boston Ballet is offering free virtual performances of The Nutcracker on TV and on bostonballet.org for a limited time in November and December.

More information about the Boston Ballet

 

 

Eligibility: Current MIT students (with valid Student ID)