MIT List Visual Arts Center

MIT List Visual Arts Center The MIT List Visual Arts Center is highly respected as one of the most significant university art galleries in the country for its innovative, provocative, and scholarly exhibitions and publications.
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The contemporary art museum at MIT.

As Greater Boston joins the rest of Massachusetts for Phase 3 of the Reopening Plan, we at the List Center are working c...
07/13/2020

As Greater Boston joins the rest of Massachusetts for Phase 3 of the Reopening Plan, we at the List Center are working closely with MIT’s protocol for reopening campus, and will share our plans for safely opening the galleries as soon as possible. Stay tuned for this week’s #ListAtHome newsletter with behind-the-scenes insights from our preparators and installation team as they plan for how to safely install exhibitions in the coming year.

We look forward to seeing you again soon. Stay safe!

In the midst of campus closures surrounding COVID-19, the List Center worked quickly and collaboratively to track down 6...
05/14/2020
What Happens to a University’s Art Lending Program in a Pandemic?

In the midst of campus closures surrounding COVID-19, the List Center worked quickly and collaboratively to track down 600 pieces of artwork from the SLAP program in just six days! List Center Registrar, Lisa DeLong spoke with Art in America about this year’s peculiar SLAP return process available online and in their May issue.

A Q & A with Lisa DeLong, registrar at the MIT List Visual Arts Center

In this week’s #MuseumFromHome newsletter, we’re taking a look inside the List Center archive with our Archive Project C...
04/15/2020

In this week’s #MuseumFromHome newsletter, we’re taking a look inside the List Center archive with our Archive Project Coordinator. Covering over 220 exhibitions, the bulk of the archive spans the years 1985 to 2010 and contains roughly 2,200 individual folders, 180 audiovisual tapes, and 173 different publication titles.

Read more here!
https://mailchi.mp/mit/list-from-home-archives

Join the List Center and Art in America on Zoom tonight at 6PM for a virtual panel discussion surrounding "List Projects...
04/01/2020

Join the List Center and Art in America on Zoom tonight at 6PM for a virtual panel discussion surrounding "List Projects 21: Rami George." This panel will feature the List Center's assistant curator Selby Nimrod and artist Rami George with Art in America's assistant editor Emily Watlington and contributing writer Rahel Aima. Tune in here: https://mit.zoom.us/j/997129985

Did you miss our List Center From Home Newsletter? No problem! Catch the first edition with highlights from our Public A...
03/27/2020
Museum From Home: Public Art Highlights

Did you miss our List Center From Home Newsletter? No problem! Catch the first edition with highlights from our Public Art Collection with associate curator of public art, Christopher Ketcham.

And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to get our #museumfromhome delivered straight to your inbox.

Misfits of Minimalism: Public Art Highlights with Curator Christopher Ketcham Hi, my name is Christopher Ketcham and I am the Associate Curator of Public Art at the List Visual Arts Center. I joined the List last year but I have been at MIT since 2010, when I began my work towards a PhD in the Histo...

In line with MIT's guidelines regarding COVID-19, the MIT List Visual Art Center will close to the public starting Frida...
03/13/2020

In line with MIT's guidelines regarding COVID-19, the MIT List Visual Art Center will close to the public starting Friday, March 13th, and will remain closed until further notice. All events and programs through early May have been canceled or postponed. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community.
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We will continue to monitor the situation, and will provide any updates on our website and social media. Please check back in as we share other ways to engage with art, ideas, and creativity during this time.

SLAP Update: In response to MIT's transition toward online instruction, we ask that all students who plan to leave Cambr...
03/11/2020

SLAP Update: In response to MIT's transition toward online instruction, we ask that all students who plan to leave Cambridge, please remember to return your artwork to the List Center.

We will be accepting returns in the lobby of E15 Wednesday, March 11th – Friday, March 13th and Monday, March 16th from 10 am until 6pm.

While MIT addresses the latest issues concerning the Coronavirus, we want to take the opportunity to remind you that the official Student Lending Art Program return period is May 4-10. All artworks must be returned by this date. We are committed to the safety of the MIT community, and we advise all students to plan ahead. We encourage students to consider returning your artworks to the List Center early even if you are remaining in Cambridge through May.

Contact us with any questions!

Read all about our latest exhibition, "Colored People Time" in this insightful review by Cristela Guerra of The ARTery! ...
02/20/2020
'Colored People Time' Confronts How Blacks Navigate Race Each Day

Read all about our latest exhibition, "Colored People Time" in this insightful review by Cristela Guerra of The ARTery!

This exhibition will be on view through April 12th, and you don't miss a curator walkthrough with Meg Onli on April 3rd.

A new show at MIT's List Visual Arts Center dives into questions of race, colonization, and reparations.

Opening reception for our spring exhibitions on February 6th 2020. "Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts" and "Colored Peop...
02/13/2020

Opening reception for our spring exhibitions on February 6th 2020.

"Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts" and "Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, Banal Presents" are on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through April 12, 2020.

Opening reception for our spring exhibitions on February 6th 2020.

"Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts" and "Colored People Time: Mundane Futures, Quotidian Pasts, Banal Presents" are on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center through April 12, 2020.

01/31/2020
Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances Exhibition Documentation Video

We’re making our drone debut with an exhibition recap of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” on view at the List Center from October 18, 2019 through January 5, 2020. Thank you to Above Summit and Alicja Kwade Studio for the stunning views inside our galleries and our latest public art installation “Against The Run.”

For her List Center exhibition In Between Glances, Kwade realized Light Touch of Totality (2019) a major new sculptural commission. Comprised of five stainle...

Stopping by to visit “List Projects 20: Becca Albee”? Stay for a screening of films by Robert Blanchon, with a discussio...
01/24/2020

Stopping by to visit “List Projects 20: Becca Albee”? Stay for a screening of films by Robert Blanchon, with a discussion from the artist and Mary Ellen Carroll today at 1 PM inside Bartos theater.

The List Center atrium is currently undergoing conservation on our mural, “Here-There” by Kenneth Noland (1965). The Bak...
01/14/2020

The List Center atrium is currently undergoing conservation on our mural, “Here-There” by Kenneth Noland (1965). The Bakalar Gallery currently showing “List Projects 20: Becca Albee” will remain open during conservation.

Today we remember the life of John Baldessari—a prolific artist, a leader of the early conceptual movement, and a brilli...
01/06/2020

Today we remember the life of John Baldessari—a prolific artist, a leader of the early conceptual movement, and a brilliant teacher. Baldessari’s work has been shown in several exhibitions at the List Center, and is a favorite in our Student Lending Art Program Collection. Pictured here is “A 1968 Painting” which was included in “LA Hot and Cool: The Eighties” curated by Dana Friis Hansen at the List Center in 1987.
#johnbaldessari #lahotandcool #listartist

Basking in the final moments of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” with “Light Touch of Totality,” a monumental site spe...
01/05/2020

Basking in the final moments of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” with “Light Touch of Totality,” a monumental site specific commission for the List Center. Visit us today until 6 PM to catch this exhibition before it’s gone!

Come have a last look! “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” closes this Sunday, January 5. Photo by: Cassandra Rodriguez
01/03/2020

Come have a last look! “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” closes this Sunday, January 5.
Photo by: Cassandra Rodriguez

01/01/2020

Last night, our latest public art installation, “Against The Run” (2019) by Alicja Kwade struck midnight and ushered in the start of a new decade. From all of us at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, we wish you a Happy New Year filled with art! We look forward to seeing you in 2020 🎉

Weekend plans? Join us inside the galleries all weekend long from 12-6 PM and catch the last few days of “Alicja Kwade: ...
12/28/2019

Weekend plans? Join us inside the galleries all weekend long from 12-6 PM and catch the last few days of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances.” From an iPhone formed into a small chalice, to the monumental scale of over 30,000 beads dangling from steel hoops, you don’t want to miss the surprises (small and large) the work of @alicjakwade holds.

Even when our galleries are closed, public art at MIT is always on view! Download our public art and architecture map an...
12/25/2019

Even when our galleries are closed, public art at MIT is always on view! Download our public art and architecture map and enjoy a festive stroll through campus this holiday season.
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Pictured: Henry Moore, Reclining Figure (Working Model for Lincoln Center Sculpture), 1963.

🔹Plese Note Our Holiday Hours 🔹 12/24 : 12-3 PM 12/25 : Closed 12/31 : 12-3 PM01/01 : Closed We look forward to welcomin...
12/23/2019

🔹Plese Note Our Holiday Hours 🔹
12/24 : 12-3 PM
12/25 : Closed
12/31 : 12-3 PM
01/01 : Closed
We look forward to welcoming you into our galleries for normal operating hours Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6 PM and on Thursdays from 12-8 PM.

As we approach the end of 2019 and the start of a new decade, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon the growth and impac...
12/19/2019
MIT List Visual Arts Year in Review

As we approach the end of 2019 and the start of a new decade, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon the growth and impact of the List Center while looking ahead to an exciting year in 2020! Our 2019 report is now viewable online and via the link in our bio. Thank you for engaging with us, visiting our galleries, and supporting our mission!

Wishing you safe travels to wherever you may call home this Thanksgiving! The List Center galleries will be closed tomor...
11/27/2019

Wishing you safe travels to wherever you may call home this Thanksgiving! The List Center galleries will be closed tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen with our regular hours on Friday from 12-6 PM.
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Image: Jeremy Deller, Home Sweet Home, 2006. Part of the Student Lending Art Program Collection.

Did you know that artist Louise Nevelson considered herself “an architect of shadows” and maker of spectral shapes and p...
11/15/2019

Did you know that artist Louise Nevelson considered herself “an architect of shadows” and maker of spectral shapes and primordial images? Today is the perfect day to catch “Transparent Horizon” (1975) in action as long autumn shadows are cast between the folds of this sculpture. Learn more about this work and all the other works on campus by downloading our public art guide.

Hey Boston 👋 we’re at the Boston Art Book Fair  with a selection exhibition catalogues. Come say hello and grab your fav...
11/10/2019

Hey Boston 👋 we’re at the Boston Art Book Fair with a selection exhibition catalogues. Come say hello and grab your favorite text today from 12-5 PM. @ Cyclorama Building

11/03/2019

Did you remember to change your clocks? 🕑 Last night our clocks “fell back” for the end of daylight savings, but Alicja Kwade’s “Against the Run” appears to always be falling back while ticking simultaneously forward. We love this after-hours view of the artwork in action!

Happy Halloween from the List Center! Head to our stories to check out some of the spooookiest artwork from our collecti...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the List Center! Head to our stories to check out some of the spooookiest artwork from our collection.
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Louise Bourgeois, “Jitterbug,” 1998. 21 1/4 x 27 in. Part of the Student Lending Art Program Collection.

It’s #artsmatterday ! Why does art matter to us? We know that art has the power to ENGAGE! Share why you believe arts ma...
10/25/2019

It’s #artsmatterday ! Why does art matter to us? We know that art has the power to ENGAGE! Share why you believe arts matter with @masscreative today!

Opening Reception for Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances at the MIT List Visual Arts Center on October 17, 2019. The exhib...
10/23/2019

Opening Reception for Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances at the MIT List Visual Arts Center on October 17, 2019. The exhibition is on view though January 5, 2020. Photos by Cassandra Rodriguez.

Opening Reception for Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances at the MIT List Visual Arts Center on October 17, 2019. The exhibition is on view though January 5, 2020. Photos by Cassandra Rodriguez.

About last night: Thank you for celebrating the opening of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” with us. The exhibition wi...
10/18/2019

About last night: Thank you for celebrating the opening of “Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances” with us. The exhibition will be on view through January 5, 2020.
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If you missed the opening (or just want to learn more) join us today for a panel discussion with Alicja Kwade, Jimena Canales, and Taylor Perron moderated by Henreitte Huldisch at 2 PM TODAY in the Bartos Theater at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Details via the link in our bio. @ MIT List Visual Arts Center

“I think she is fundamentally interested in the existence of alternate realities or systems and makes these artworks tha...
10/15/2019
At MIT List, Alicja Kwade's 'In Between Glances' Asks Whether We Can Believe Our Eyes

“I think she is fundamentally interested in the existence of alternate realities or systems and makes these artworks that expose the constructed nature of our reality,” says Henriette Huldisch, director of exhibitions and curator at the List.

Read more about "Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances" opening October 18th on The ARTery here:

With “In Between Glances,” the Polish-born Berlin-based artist explores existential questions revolving around the nature of perception, the meaning of time and space, and the “structures” that organize our thinking about the world.

Congratulations to List Center Director of Exhibitions and Curator, Henriette Huldisch on her new position as Chief Cura...
10/03/2019

Congratulations to List Center Director of Exhibitions and Curator, Henriette Huldisch on her new position as Chief Curator and Director of Cultural Affairs at the Walker Art Center! While we will miss Henriette dearly, we are so excited for what this new position will hold! Henriette will begin at the Walker in January 2020.

The Walker Art Center Names Henriette Huldisch as Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs. Huldisch is currently Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Walker Executive Director Mary Ceruti stated, “Henriette has an interdisciplinary perspective, deep knowledge and experience working with living artists."

Since the beginning of her career, Huldisch has been watching "the trailblazing programs at the Walker with admiration." She is "thrilled" to join the Walker Art Center and is excited to "be part of this next chapter for the Walker..."

Read the full press release → wlkr.art/HuldischCCPress

See you tonight for the Celia Bertoia Backstory on the MIT Chapel Reredos!
09/17/2019
Lavine Lecture: Celia Bertoia on the Backstory of the MIT Chapel Reredos

See you tonight for the Celia Bertoia Backstory on the MIT Chapel Reredos!

Eero Saarinen’s MIT Chapel (1955) is one of the most iconic works of architecture situated on MITs campus as a non-denominational chapel, and serves as the site of the first architect and artist collaboration on MIT campus prior to the renowned percent-for-art public art program. Harry Bertoia cre...

09/15/2019

Did you hear? Today is the last day to catch the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery. Don’t miss your chance to see over 600 works on view and enter into the lottery for an opportunity to live with your favorite piece of art from the collection for a whole school year. Members of the MIT community are invited to join us for our annual closing reception brunch at 11am today!

We know how we’re spending this rainy day! Come catch the last 4 days of the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition, our...
09/12/2019

We know how we’re spending this rainy day! Come catch the last 4 days of the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition, our galleries are open until 8 PM tonight!

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By T subway, take the red line to the Kendall/MIT stop, follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, and walk one block to the cross walk. The MIT List Visual Arts Center housed in a building identifiable by its white gridded exterior, will be on your left. Signage is on the building.

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In the Name of Art: Doing things with Conceptual Clicking. You and your friends are invited to perform and play with Words and Read'n'Click Concepts. Clicking as an art. http://www.transordinator.com
Very pleased to have two of my pendulum light painting photographs going to the art exhibit at the Joint Mathematics Meetings conference in San Diego in January. See http://jointmathematicsmeetings.org/jmm and http://www.paulwainwrightphotography.com/pendulum_gallery.shtml .
Playlist - DYR FASER / Landing live at Bartos Theater