Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) Charles Jourdan, 1978, 1978 C-Print on Fujiflex paper © The Guy Bourdin Estate 2017 / Courtesy of Louise Alexander Gallery

MIT Museum Presents Major Polaroid Exhibition The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

The MIT Museum presents The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology (October 11, 2019 – June 21, 2020), the fascinating story of the Polaroid company told through the MIT’s unique Polaroid Collection and an array of stunning Polaroid photographs.

October 11, 2019 – June 21, 2020

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

Image: Noelle LaCharite of Microsoft (left) and Lara Baladi, lecturer in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology. Credit Sean Hanratty/We Are Listen.

The Met, Microsoft, and MIT Explore the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on How Global Audiences Connect with Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Microsoft, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed today the results of a recent collaboration—The Met x Microsoft x MIT—that imagines the new ways in which global audiences can engage with one of the world’s foremost art collections through artificial intelligence technologies.

February 4, 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

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 North American Premiere of Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience The Enemy by Visiting Artist Karim Ben Khelifa.

MIT Museum Presents North American Premiere of Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience “The Enemy” By Visiting Artist Karim Ben Khelifa

The project immerses participants in discussions about violence and humanity by using pioneering VR technology to present interviews with soldiers on opposite sides of conflicts in Israel and Palestine, The Congo, and El Salvador.

October 5 – December 31, 2017

MIT Museum Presents György Kepes Photography

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)

The "Big Hole", social landscape project, September 2012. Market Photo Workshop + Les Rencondres d'Arles. ©Patrick Tourneboeuf/Tendance Floue

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

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

MIT’s Center for Art Science & Technology (CAST) Presents Symposium Exploring Contemporary Convergences of Digital and Material Worlds

MIT’s Center for Art Science & Technology (CAST) Presents Symposium Exploring Contemporary Convergences of Digital and Material Worlds

BEING MATERIAL will draw leading artists, scientists, engineers, and scholars from around the world to explore the future of programmable materials, 3D/4D printing, synthetic biology, and wearable technologies.

April 21 – 22, 2017

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

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

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

List Projects: Ann Hirsch

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

Umbrella Project participants color the nighttime sky during the premiere performance at PopTech last fall. Credit: Pilobolus.

MIT Members Invited to Color Nighttime Sky with Pilobolus & UP: The Umbrella Project

A collaboration between the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus, UP will bring together members of the MIT community to participate in a large-scale live performance piece using umbrellas outfitted with LED lights.

May 8, 2013

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