Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Second floor of the Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20

Current Exhibition

“Success & Failure”
Curated by Kate Weishaar, Architecture, ’18
On Display: September 13 – October 30, 2017

The pressures of MIT have a tendency to distort students’ definitions of “success” and “failure.” Faced with the high expectations of family and friends and the high standards set by highly successful peers, many MIT students self-identify as failures. This show, composed of art from several current undergraduate students, shares a few student definitions of “success” and “failure,” while challenging viewers to redefine these words for themselves.


Opening Reception September 13, 2017 / 4:00pm
Join the Wiesner Student Art Gallery for a celebration of “Success & Failure” and a concurrent opening of “Intuition and Vision,” curated by Jamin An, Curatorial Fellow, presented upstairs in the Stratton Student Center Third Floor Mezzanine by the List Visual Arts Center.



About the Gallery


The Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery, established as a gift from the MIT Class of 1983, honors the former president of the Institute, 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 express and 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

Curator: Sam Magee
Student Curator: Carmen Castaños

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