Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Second floor of the Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20


Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 4-6pm

A dual exhibition featuring work by Gary Stilwell and Cole Hoffer
Curated by Sam Magee

On Display: December 2018

Where is Here?

Gary Stilwell, a Fellow in MIT’s Advanced Study Program, creates art inspired by ancient astronomers and navigators. His work presents astrolabes constructed for future use on Mercury, Venus … and even Neptune, taking into account each planet’s unique obliquity to orbit, orbital period and rotational period. The project was initiated within the course EC.050/EC.090 Recreate Experiments from History.

Leave No Trace

Cole Hoffer ’20 presents a collection of pristine landscape photographs documenting summers on the trail. From the waterfalls along the Fimmvörðuháls Pass in Iceland, to the glacier lakes spotting the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in Washington. Featured locations include Landmannalaugar, Shi Shi Beach, Mt. Rainier National Park and The Enchantments.



The Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery, established as a gift from the MIT Class of 1983, honors the former president of MIT, Jerome Wiesner, for his support of the arts at the Institute. Located on the second floor of the Stratton Student Center, the gallery was designed to be a place for students to exhibit their artistic endeavors, both academic and co-curricular.

The gallery was fully renovated in fall 2016, thanks in part to the generosity of Harold (1944) and Arlene Schnitzer and the Council for the Arts at MIT, and now also serves as a central meeting space for MIT Student Arts Programming including the START Studio, Creative Arts Competition, Student Arts Advisory Board and Arts Scholars.

The gallery is located in the MIT Student Center and is open 24 hours a day.

Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20, Second floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA


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