Wiesner Student Art Gallery

Second floor of the Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20

Current Exhibition
Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts
2017 Recipient Exhibition

Opening Reception: June 2, 2017 / 4:00-7:00pm
Stratton Student Center, 2nd floor
MIT Building W20, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA


The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer Prize in the Visual Arts was established in 1996 through an endowment from Harold and Arlene Schnitzer of Portland, Oregon. Schnitzer, a real estate investor, graduated from MIT in 1944 with a degree in metallurgy. The prizes are awarded to MIT students, both undergraduate and graduate, for excellence in a body of artistic work.

Work by the winners of the 2017 Schnitzer Prizes will be exhibited at the Wiesner Student Art Gallery starting in May, and will remain in the gallery through July 2017.


Exhibiting Artists:

1st Prize
ANI LIU, Masters, Media Arts and Sciences, ’17

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Honorary Mention
Edwina Portocarrero
, PhD, Media Arts and Sciences ’17

Honorary Mention

ANNE MARIE GRAZIANO, Masters, Architecture, ’19


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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