BPM Supreme TV | Rob Swift (X-ecutioners).

Two Hip-Hop Legends Break Ground on New Musical Territory At MIT See 7 Talented DJs Come Together at MIT Sounding

harbanger (pronounced “harbinger”), a turntable septet created by Visiting Artists Harry

Allen , Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, and X-Ecutioners’ DJ Rob Swift , in a groundbreaking concert featuring DJs Axis Pro , Bobby Bangers , Don Santos , Emoh Betta , Menace , Slipwax , and Treeman debuting compositions by Breakmaster Cylinder , DJ Treeman , and DJ Don Santos .

January 10, 2020

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to presentChristine Sun Kim: Off the Charts, on view from February 7—April 12, 2020. Working in sound, performance, drawing, installation, and video, the California-born, Berlin-based artist considers the sonic as a multi-sensory phenomenon, whose properties are auditory, visual, and spatial, as well as socially determined.

January 10, 2020

The MIT List Visual Arts Center names Natalie Bell as new curator

The MIT List Visual Arts Center announced today that Natalie Bell will be its next exhibition curator. Most recently, Bell served as associate curator at the New Museum, New York, where she worked since 2013. Bell begins her new appointment at the List Center on January 15, 2020.

January 6, 2020

MIT List Visual Arts Center announces List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi , the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US institution. Working in photography, video, and performance, Al Qasimi considers how images inscribe identity along the lines of gender, nationality, and class.

July 30, 2019 – October 20, 2019

Research materials from the archive of Deborah Rodi, found 2019. Courtesy the artist and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents List Projects: Rose Salane

Rose Salane (b 1992, Queens, New York) studies significant social and cultural moments—events that alter how we see the world and whose impact transcends generations and demographics.Uncovering the intimate and personal stories that are often lost in the larger historical narrative, Salane assembles objects, images, and text, as a means to magnify the details associated with these historic turns.

April 23, 2019 – May 26, 2019

Etel Mittag-Fodor, Ball and Bowl, 1928. Courtesy Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin

MIT Museum presents Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus

The MIT Museum presents Arresting Fragments: Object Photography at the Bauhaus from March 28 – September 1, 2019 in celebration of the Bauhaus centennial, the most influential design school of the twentieth century (1919-1933) whose cultural impact remains resonant a century later. With 92 prints on view, the exhibition explores the close relationship of photography, graphic design and the book arts, all areas of significant focus and impact for its program.

March 28, 2019 – September 1, 2019

Marvin Edward Goody and Richard Hamilton_SB 1951_ SB 1950 Monsanto House of the Future_1956

MIT Celebrates Oldest Architecture Program in the United States with the Exhibition Drawing, Designing, Thinking: 150 Years of Teaching Architecture at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) celebrates the oldest architecture program in the United States with the exhibition, Drawing, Designing,
Thinking: 150 Years of Teaching Architecture at MIT February 14 – August 25, 2019 at the
MIT Museum. Featuring works by distinguished alumni such as Robert R. Taylor ‘1892, I.M. Pei‘40, and Charles Correa ‘55 that they created while students at MIT, the exhibition also presents educational material created by faculty including founder William R. Ware , Gyorgy Kepes, and Joan Jonas , highlighting the Institute’s forward thinking leadership in architectural education.

February 14, 2019 – August 25, 2019

Kathleen Ryan “Pink Hook Iron Eye” at Arsenal Contemporary, New York, 2017 Courtesy the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles

MIT List Visual Arts Center announces solo exhibition featuring recent and new sculptural works by Kathleen Ryan

The List Center presents the North American premiere of California-raised, New York-based artist Kathleen Ryan.

Working primarily in sculpture, Ryan’s work is distinguished by her virtuosic grasp of materials, ranging from poured concrete, cast iron, carved marble, and precious stones to found objects such as granite manufacturing blocks and bowling balls.

February 8, 2019 – April 21, 2019

Kapwani Kiwanga, Jalousie, 2018, Exhibition view of A Wall is just a wall, Esker Foundation, Canada, 2018 © John Dean

MIT List Visual Arts Center announces a solo exhibition featuring new sculptural works by Kapwani Kiwanga. The List Center exhibition is Kiwanga’s first major presentation at a US museum

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to announce a solo exhibition featuring recent and new sculptural work by Kapwani Kiwanga. Kiwanga is a Paris-based artist who traces historical narratives, excavating and considering the global impact of colonialism and how it permeates contemporary culture.

February 8, 2019 – April 21, 2019

2018 MIT Hacking Arts

MIT Hacking Arts, one of the largest student-run festivals of its kind, to explore where art and technology will intersect in future artistic co-creations.

October 13-14, 2018

Adrienne Truscott. Credit: Allison Michael Orenstein. © 2018 Adrienne Truscott.

MIT Performing Announcement

New Series MIT Performing Signals a Vibrant Performing Arts Destination in Boston/Cambridge
Curated by Professor and Director Jay Scheib.

August 8, 2018

Image credit: Mila Teshaieva, House of Kadjar. 2012. Archival Pigment Print

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

The MIT Museum announces Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva, a new exhibition of photographs taken in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The exhibition is a retrospective of Teshaieva’s multi-year work on constructed identities, consisting of three recent projects in which she interrogates the idea of nation as an “imagined community” and a political construct that is often in conflict with private and public memory.

August 2, 2018 – February 28, 2019

Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to present Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid. New York City-based artist Carissa Rodriguez examines the material and social conditions in which art is produced and reveals how the canonical figure of the artist is reflected in—and reproduced by—the products of her labor. Rodriguez’s solo exhibition, which premiered at SculptureCenter in January, features a newly commissioned video work titled The Maid (2018).

Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 6-8 PM

MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Diary w/o Dates, Allison Katz’s first solo exhibition in the US

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Diary w/o Dates, the first solo exhibition in the US by Canadian-born, London-based artist Allison Katz. Diary w/o Dates is a suite of twelve paintings that construct a mythical present. Katz warps the organizing principles of time, her paintings simultaneously calling to the past and proposing the future. This body of work comes out of parallels she sees between the grid of the calendar and the grid of the canvas, exploring the structured intervals of time and the physical constraints of the painting surface.

Opening Reception: May 17, 2018 6-8 PM

List Projects: Gordon Hall

As a sculptor, performer, and writer, Gordon Hall examines the personal, relational, and political effects of the ways we relate to objects and to each other. Using both abstract forms and re-constructed copies of found objects, the artist asks how we might use such things and how they solicit bodily engagements from us. Ultimately, Hall’s interests lie in the social and political dynamics of these engagements.

April 17–May 20, 2018

Audra McDonald. Credit Autumn de Wilde.

Audra McDonald Awarded 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT

MIT is pleased to announce that Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald is the recipient of the 2018 Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The $100,000 cash prize awarded at a gala in her honor also includes an artist residency, during which McDonald will present a public talk at MIT on April 14, 2018 about her performances in musical theater, film and television.

October 26, 2017

B. Stephen Carpenter II, Water Filtration Project. Courtesy of the artist.

Art, Science and Social Practice: The MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology Welcomes Professor B. Stephen Carpenter II as the Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence

Stephen Carpenter II, Ida Ely Rubin Artist in Residence at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), and Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, will combine art, science and social practice to demonstrate how to enhance practices and possibilities for sustainability through socially engaged art and education.

September 28-30, October 5-7, November 16-18, 2017

MIT Museum Presents György Kepes Photography

The MIT Museum will honor Professor György Kepes (1906- 2001), one of the most influential art practitioners, educators and writers of the twentieth century, through two exhibitions featuring rare and never-before-seen photographs that span more than four decades of his creative practice.

From Berlin to Chicago, 1930-1946 September 21, 2017 – March 5, 2018

György Kepes Photographs Kepes at MIT, 1946-1974 March 16 – August 2018 (date TBC)

First Solo US Exhibition of Works by Patrick Tourneboeuf

The MIT Museum’s Kurtz Gallery for Photography presents the first solo US exhibition of French photographer Patrick Tourneboeuf (b. Paris, 1966) in The Diamond Trace: Kimberley South Africa in Photographs.Tourneboeuf examines the afterlife of Kimberley, South Africa, a city that grew after the discovery of a large diamond, and declined when the gems became scarce. Through captivating images of its streets and squares, center and outskirts, stadium and cemetery, and famous “Big Hole,” Tourneboeuf examines the social landscape of Kimberley.

April 12, 2017–September 4, 2017

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art

An Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art,
a group exhibition curated by Henriette Huldisch, brings together works by Andrea Büttner, Sophie Calle, Alejandro Cesarco, Jason Dodge, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Antonia Hirsch, Jill Magid, Park McArthur, Lisa Tan, Erika Vogt, Susanne M. Winterling, and Anicka Yi.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6-8 PM

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Charlotte Moth: Seeing while Moving

Paris-based artist Charlotte Moth’s first US solo

exhibition Seeing while Moving features photography, sculpture, slide projection, and film. Moth

grounds her practice in documenting architectural spaces, both exterior and interior, as well as

the objects housed within.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 16, 6 PM

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Gwenneth Boelens: At Odds

Gwenneth Boelens’s sculptural and photographic work is concerned with perception, memory, and time. The artist’s show at the List Center, her first solo museum exhibition, features a group of recently produced large-scale photograms.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6–8 PM

Tala Madani: First Light

The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the first American solo museum exhibition by Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani.

May 20 – July 17, 2016

Villa Design Group: The Tragedy Machine

Villa Design Group creates sculptures, videos, and scripted performances inspired by the formal languages of architecture, theater, and the decorative arts.

May 20–July 17, 2016

List Projects: Narrative Color

List Projects: Narrative Color considers the relationship between color and narrative in a small selection of artists’ films and videos made since 1970.

April 19 – May 22, 2016

MIT Museum Opens New Exhibition: Imagining New Technology: Building MIT In Cambridge

When MIT President Rafael Reif and Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons place small replicas of MIT’s Dome and Cambridge’s City Hall into a collaboratively built 3D model at the new exhibition at the MIT Museum, they will be launching a project that the combined MIT/Cambridge community will help to create over the life of the exhibit—a crowd-sourced 3D printed model of the MIT campus and surrounding community.

March 1- September 6, 2016

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige: I Must First Apologize…

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is pleased to present the culmination of a major project by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, I Must First Apologize, an exhibit featuring an extensive body of work that looks at the history of online spam and scamming through film, sculpture, photography, and installation.

February 19 – April 17, 2016

List Projects: Ann Hirsch

Ann Hirsch’s work in video and performance considers the effects of technology on popular culture; many of her projects examine how young women are portrayed and present themselves in social media and online.

January 5- February 21, 2016

List Projects: Lina Viste Grønli

Through mediums that include sculpture, photography, collage, and writing, Lina Viste Grønli investigates the tensions between physical things and abstract systems, particularly those of linguistics and philosophy.

July 28-October 25, 2015

Photo of the Anicka Yi, Fever and Spear in 2014

Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit

In combining seemingly permanent and perishable materials, Anicka Yi’s work reorders the cultural forces that privilege containment over leakage, clarity over ambiguity, and vision above all other senses.

May 22, 2015

Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP, MIT Sean Collier Memorial, 2015. Image courtesy of MIT Architecture.

MIT Sean Collier Memorial

Situated on MIT’s campus in honor of Officer Sean Collier who was shot and killed on April 18th 2013, the Collier Memorial marks the site of tragedy with a timeless structure—translating the phrase “Collier Strong” into a space of remembrance through a form that embodies the concept of strength through unity.

April, 2015

MIT Wind & Festival Jazz Ensemble: Infinite Winds

On their new and musically diverse release Infinite Winds, the MIT Wind Ensemble and the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble present three long form compositions by three innovative and highly regarded composers: Guillermo Klein, Chick Corea and Don Byron.

April 14, 2015.

Images of Discovery: communicating Science through Photography

The MIT Museum presents Images of Discovery: Communicating Science through Photography, a unique exhibition that includes imagemaking stations providing visitors with direct experiences related to the work of Harold “Doc” Edgerton, and Berenice Abbott; and contemporary practitioner Felice Frankel.

February 14, 2015 – March 1, 2016

Open Tunings

On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center October 10, 2014 – January 9, 2015.

September 2014

Thea Djordjadze, Untitled, 2013. Courtesy the artist and Sprüth Magers Berlin London.

Thea Djordjadze

On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center October 10, 2014 – January 9, 2015.

September 2014

9 Artists

On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center May 9 – July 13, 2014.

February, 2014

Unidentified photographer, Three Men with Fish and Lobster, tintype, ca. 1890. Image courtesy of the Wm. B. Becker Collection/American Museum of Photography

Daguerre’s American Legacy

Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection. On view at the Kurtz Gallery for Photography, MIT Museum April 18, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

January, 2014

Steve Martland. Credit: Henrietta Butler.

New Critical Band Plays Martland

Evan Ziporyn’s new Boston-based ensemble, Critical Band, will play works for winds and amplified instruments by Steve Martland, Joel Roston and Ziporyn on its debut concert at MIT Kresge Auditorium.

September 18, 2013

Stanley Greenberg, Calorimeters and toroid magnets, ATLAS, Large Hadron Collider, CERN, Switzerland, 2006.

Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines

Photography exhibition depicts the cutting edge of modern experimental physics, providing a glimpse at places and objects rarely seen. On view at the MIT Museum September 13, 2013 – March 30, 2014 in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography.

August, 2013

Joël Tettamanti, Untitled Image from the Studies of Qaqortoq / Greenland / 2004. Image courtesy of the artist.

Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti

The MIT Museum presents first US Exhibition by hotographer Joël Tettamanti. Compass Points: Joël Tettamanti is on view February15 through August 31, 2013.

February 14, 2013

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Originating in Germany, this traveling exhibition was developed by the Vitra Design Museum in cooperation with Hi-Cone, and includes an array of 36 classic objects embodies ideals of modernism that are both relevant and popular among students and young people. On view at the MIT Museum April 13 – September 27, 2013.

February 25, 2013

Amalia Pica,Venn Diagrams (Under the Spotlight), 2011. Credit: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York,

Amalia Pica

On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center February 8, 2013 – April 7, 2013.

November, 2012

Muntadas: About Academia

Antoni Muntadas, the Spanish-born, New York-based artist, is the second Audain Visual Artist in Residence for the 2012/13 year.

January 4, 2013

In the Holocene

On view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center October 19, 2012 – January 6, 2013.

September, 2012