Detached, Ivy Li.


Work by Ivy Li, Sophomore, Physics
On Display: December 8-30, 2017
A series of works contending with emptiness while finding tranquility amidst the silence.

December 2017

Shelter, by Ohyoon Kwon, Sophomore, Brain and Cognitive Sciences.


Work by Ohyoon Kwon, Sophomore, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Pistachios are a great snack. What happens to their protective crusts after the nuts are consumed? Their journey thereafter.

sheltered feelings, fragility, decadence

joy, craze, confusion, expression, explosion, chaos, celebration, consolation, acceptance

A series of mixed media works.

November 2017

“Suffocated” by Allan Gelman. Courtesy of the artist.

Success and Failure

A group show curated by Kate Weishaar, Architecture ’18.

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.

October 2017

briar, installation view. Credit: Katherine Paseman and Maxine Beeman.

MIT in Flight + briar

MIT In Flight is a photographic project created by Landon Carter to explore the fleeting moment of a leap, the twist of a ribbon and the beauty of traditional Chinese dance at MIT. Featuring dancers from the MIT Asian Dance Team, lighting collaboration with Jake Gunter, and assistance from Rachel Wu. Funded in part by a Director’s Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.

briar is a small pavilion intended to evoke a sense of comfort, curiosity and wonder created by Katherine Paseman and Maxine Beeman.

February – March, 2017

Paper Curiousities

What happens when we make circuits for self-expression? This exhibition featured interactive creations by artists and engineers to explore this question.

April-May 2016

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Glover's Reef Research Station in Belize photographed by student Sasha Chapman, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Visiting Artist Class, Underwater Photography

Visiting Artist Keith Ellenbogen and theoretical physicist Allan Adams created and co-taught “Underwater Conservation Photography,” a cross-disciplinary course. The class spent several intensive weeks in the MIT pool honing their diving and photography skills and testing equipment and techniques, before heading to the Wildlife Conservation Society on Glover’s Reef off the coast of Belize. They documented damselfish, parrotfish, seafans, Christmas tree worms, sponges and eels, among other creatures, and then exhibited their photographs in the Wiesner Gallery, accompanied by text explaining the technological, biological and ecological stories behind the images.

March 2016