Arts on the Radar

Friday, September 9, 2022 / MIT Building E15

Join the Art, Culture, and Technology program, Arts at MIT, Department of Architecture, List Visual Arts Center, Media Lab, and Morningside Academy for Design for an evening of art, food, and fun.

Drop by the Media Lab E14 and E15 for open studios, check out the List Center galleries and enter a lottery to borrow a work of art, and learn more about MIT’s exciting arts community throughout. The evening culminates with a dance party in the E15 ACT Cube led by Mocha Moves.

On-site registration at Wiesner Building (E15, first floor/Atrium Level), valid MIT ID required.

Capacity is limited; re-entry will be permitted as space allows.

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Arts on the Radar Schedule: Friday, September 9, 2022


Registration & Information Booth

Building E15, Atrium Level Lobby

On-site registration with valid MIT ID. Re-entry will be permitted until the event reaches capacity.

Student Lending Art Program (SLAP) Exhibition

Building E15, Atrium Level

Since 1977, the SLAP Exhibition and Lottery has provided MIT students the enviable opportunity to borrow, appreciate, and live with a museum quality work of original art for the academic year.

This program is free for all current MIT undergraduate and graduate students. 

Student guided mini-tours of the MIT Public Art Collection

Meet in Building E15 Atrium Level Lobby

Join an MIT student on a short walk to explore a selection of the hundreds of works of art and architecture in MIT’s collection.

MIT Media Lab Open House

Building E14

Get a rare look inside the MIT Media Lab, where designers, engineers, artists, and scientists create technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments.

ACT Studio Visits

ACT Cube, Building E15, Lower Level

Take a self-guided walk through the work spaces of the students in the Art, Culture, and Technology Program at MIT.

DesignPlus Demos

Building E15

DesignPlus is a First-Year Learning Community currently recruiting members of the Class of ’26 to be part of its exciting second year.

until 9:00pm


Wiesner Student Art Gallery, W20, second floor

In Reconfiguración, Alejandro Medina presents five new works produced during his first year as a graduate student at MIT’s program in Art, Culture & Technology. The works were created out of the specific context of being at MIT and are conceived using materials derived from the university’s setting.


Food + Bar + Dance Party

ACT Cube, MIT Building E15, Lower Level

The evening culminates with a dance party in the E15 ACT Cube led by Mocha Moves.

Attendees must show either a passport or state ID, as well as their MIT identification to be served alcohol.

Current Art Exhibitions on Campus

ACT Student Exhibit

ACT Gallery, E15, Lower Level

Work by undergraduate students in the Art, Culture, and Technology program at MIT.


ACT Corridor, MIT Building E15, second floor
On view June 13, 2022 – September 6, 2022

Works by twelve MIT artists created in reflection on Professor Emeritus Krzysztof Wodiczko’s essay “Un-War” and a call to put an end to perpetuating the culture of war we live in.

Friday, September 4, 2020


Info Booth / Arts Lounge

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Do you want to learn more about opportunities in the arts at MIT? Do you have specific questions about a program or opportunity you’re interested in pursuing? Having technical difficulties with one of the Arts on the Radar activities? We’re here for you! Drop in any time during the Arts on the Radar events to speak to arts staff from across the institute, get your questions answered, or just hang out.


Creating Successful Virtual Events

Transitioning to virtual events presents many challenges, but it also opens up many opportunities. Hear from Peter Godart G and Tiandra Ray ‘15 about how they have been creating engaging online events, including Space for Action: Rebuilding a Sustainable World, a 90-minute performance-conversation in April that brought together leading musicians, scientists, politicians, and activists to reflect on how the pandemic is reshaping our relationship with the earth. 


Artist Tour: Who Feels at Home in the Visible World

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Join ACT students for a walk-through and conversation about Who Feels at Home in the Visible World, the current exhibition in the virtual ACT Student Art Gallery. Exhibiting artists include: Casey Tang, Luíza Bastos Lages, Matthew Ledwidge, Nancy Valladares, Rae Yuping Hsu, Ryan Aasen, Aarti Sunder, Chucho Ocampo, Emma (Yimeng) Zhu, Faruk Sabanovic, and Po-hao Chi.

Participate in an Art Activity

Drawing on Love and Justice

Hosted by the List Visual Arts Center
Share your art from September 1 – November 3 (Election Day)

Drawing on Love and Justice, a project by artist Evelyn Rydz, is an open call for participation, a call for change. Create art addressing what you see in the world and what you want to see in the future.

Postcard Mail Art Exchange: Works in Progress

Hosted by the List Visual Arts Center
Sign up deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020

MIT List Visual Arts Center invites community members to participate in a mail art exchange and share “Works in Progress.” We hope to overcome physical distance with an offline project that encourages a dynamic conversation on how we keep afloat projects that have been interrupted or put on hold because of COVID-19.  

Proof of Concept

Conceived and performed by Stratton Coffman (M.Arch ’20) and Isadora Dannin (M.Arch ’21), with support from the Transmedia Storytelling Initiative, the NuVu Research Fund, and Lord Jim

On view for two weeks starting on September 4th, the north-facing facade of the MIT Wiesner Building (E15) will display selected footage and documentation of Proof of Concept, an ongoing series of guerilla performances staged in the various halls, conference rooms, labs, and lobbies belonging to the nebulous phenomenon called design thinking. The projection will be visible at night throughout this period, with special programming four nights a week (Thursday-Sunday), weather permitting.

Explore More Opportunities in the Arts at MIT

Whether you want to make, experience, or study art, or are simply seeking to connect with others who share a passion for the arts, there are many opportunities to explore the arts for MIT students.

More about the Hosts

Art, Culture, and Technology Program

Academic program in the School of Architecture + Planning

A hub of critical art practice and discourse, ACT offers a community of artist-thinkers exploring art’s complex relationship to culture and technology.

List Visual Arts Center

The contemporary art museum at MIT

A creative laboratory that provides artists with a space to freely experiment and push existing boundaries.

Architecture Department

Academic program in the School of Architecture + Planning

With a group of active practitioners composing the core of the design faculty, the MIT Architecture Department is centered on contemporary practice and actively pursues interdisciplinary collaboration while addressing contemporary conditions such as climate change, globalization, technology, and urbanization.

Office of the Arts

Extra-academic programs, events, and resources for students, staff, faculty, and the general public

Includes the Center for Art, Science & Technology and Council for the Arts at MIT, overseeing extra-academic programs such as student funding for art projects, Student Art Association, Visiting Artist Program, Voxel Lab, Wiesner Student Art Gallery, and more.

Media Lab

Research Laboratory with associated academic program (Media Arts and Sciences) in the School of Architecture + Planning

Founded in 1985, the MIT Media Lab is one of the world’s leading research and academic organizations. Unconstrained by traditional disciplines, Media Lab designers, engineers, artists, and scientists strive to create technologies and experiences that enable people to understand and transform their lives, communities, and environments.

Morningside Academy for Design

Cross-Institute Academy (housed in the School of Architecture + Planning)

Launching in fall 2022, the new academy provides a hub to encourage design work at MIT to grow and cross disciplines among engineering, science, management, computing, architecture, urban planning, and the arts.