All current MIT students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible to apply for an exhibition in the MIT Wiesner Student Art Gallery.

Applications are accepted throughout the academic year.

The Wiesner Student Art Gallery supports exhibitions of art and design work by currently enrolled MIT students. The space is located in the MIT Stratton Student Center (W20), on the second floor. Since 2020, the gallery has had an online component which will be maintained according to student interest. Applications for an exhibition in the gallery may be submitted by individual students, pairs, or groups; Wiesner Gallery shows are not intended for faculty, staff, or alumni. Any type of art or design practice will be considered for exhibition, as well as projects curated by students.  

If awarded a show, students are responsible for creation of the art work as well as its transport, preparation, and installation; partnering with the gallery in the promotion of the show by providing images, text, and other content; and hosting events and openings if desired. The gallery staff offers guidance and planning support. Students and groups who are selected can receive up to $500 per exhibition to cover the costs incurred by the installation of art works (framing, installation, podiums, projection, etc.) Unfortunately, the Wiesner fund cannot support fabrication costs (canvases, computers, etc.) Exhibiting artists frequently use other funding sources such as grants from the Council for the Arts at MIT or resources available from other departments and programs.

To apply for an exhibition, students are not required to be enrolled in an art- and design-focused degree program at MIT. That said, students should have active relationships with spaces where they will create and prepare their work, whether inside of an academic program, maker space, studio, or residence. It is beneficial if exhibiting artists have faculty, staff, club, or similar support for their creative practice at MIT.

We are eager to support projects across disciplines, representing varied MIT programs and experience levels. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Hirzel, Wiesner Gallery Coordinator at and copy Danna Solomon at, Manager of Student Arts Programs.

Exhibition Format/Location
Consider your work and how it is best experienced by your audience, as well as your capacity to create a website or installation.
Supplemental/Optional Events
The gallery can host supplemental events including conversations between student artists, or between artists and their peers from other areas of the Institute.
Please describe activities such as relevant academic and extracurricular classes, exhibitions, clubs, funding, and prizes received, etc. Students with an art/design CV may submit that instead using the Supplementary Materials field below.
This is an opportunity for you to describe your work as a whole. It may be helpful to explain how you identify yourself as an artist (sculptor, filmmaker, etc.); describe the form your art takes (portraiture, computation, etc.); how you make your work (process, materials); what motivates and influences you. Groups can describe their connections to each other, and the overall goal of their collaboration. Please include links or upload relevant content by using the Supplementary Materials field below.
What is the theme or focus of the show? How will the space allow you to develop your project more fully? Do you have funding, or a project already underway? Help us understand your plan and how you hope to execute. You should submit available links or upload content by using the Supplementary Materials field below.
You do not have to have your work completed in order to have a show, but you need an actionable plan. If you will need the assistance of collaborators/friends in order to complete your work or install it, please describe your plans.
Availability (check all options that work for you)
Please let us know which months between August 2021 and June 2022 you plan to be on campus/in Cambridge and are able to mount an exhibition. Installation and de-installation dates (below) are given as a range and most people will use fewer dates than those listed. Events (panels and talks) can be hosted at any time during an exhibition and can be planned in coordination with gallery staff. Please list all available spots.
Is there anything else you want us to know?
Upload relevant images, documentation, or your CV as applicable.
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