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 firstname.lastname@example.org and copy Danna Solomon at email@example.com, Manager of Student Arts Programs.