Image of the MIT seal, with the word "Arts" underlined in red.
White Paper, 2011.

White Paper

The arts have been a core component of the educational mission of MIT and will play an even more significant role in the future. Research at the intersections of art, science and engineering — where MIT has a competitive advantage — will determine the artistic and performative languages of the 21st century. MIT faces a strategic decision about investment in the arts and should seize the opportunity to support the creative energy that sustains the Institute’s leadership in innovation.

June 2011