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.

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!

Only 6 days left to catch a view of these 6 portraits (and more) inside the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition on vi...
09/10/2019

Only 6 days left to catch a view of these 6 portraits (and more) inside the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition on view through September 15th. @ MIT List Visual Arts Center

09/10/2019

Just 6 more days to catch the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery! We’ll be counting down with a selection of artwork from the collection every day this week, but we suggest coming by the galleries to see all 600+ works for yourself!

Thank you to The ARTery for this stunning preview of "List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi" opening next Tuesday, July 30th. “...
07/25/2019
Vivid And Lush, Farah Al Qasimi’s Photographs Draw On The Imagination At MIT List

Thank you to The ARTery for this stunning preview of "List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi" opening next Tuesday, July 30th.

“There's something very visually satisfying, almost seductive, about her staging of these scenes,” says exhibition curator Henriette Huldisch. “But at the same time, when you delve into it, you realize that there is a very sophisticated visual language that she employees using layers of disguise to make subtle investigations into gender, into social status, into consumerism, without being heavy handed about it all."

Carefully composed and exuberant with color, Al Qasimi’s photographs invite the viewer to puzzle out exactly what might be going on in photographs that often involve an element of camouflage.

List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi will be on view July 30th! Read more about the artist's first U.S. museum solo show here!
07/17/2019
Emirati artist Farah Al-Qasimi’s first solo US show set to open

List Projects: Farah Al Qasimi will be on view July 30th! Read more about the artist's first U.S. museum solo show here!

DUBAI: Emirati artist Farah Al-Qasimi’s first solo exhibition at a US institution is set to open on July 30 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Working in photography, video, and performance, Al-Qasimi’s work explores themes of gender, nationality and class. Her photo...

The MIT List Visual Arts Center will be closed today, July 4th. The galleries will reopen tomorrow from 12-6pm. .From th...
07/04/2019

The MIT List Visual Arts Center will be closed today, July 4th. The galleries will reopen tomorrow from 12-6pm.
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From the List Center collection: Berenice Abbott, “Refreshment Stand on the Beach, Miami.” Silver gelatin print, 10 x 11 in. Gift of Ronald A. Kurtz.

Catch List Curator, Henriette Huldisch, on the WGBH airwaves for "Arts This Week" on Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse. Tha...
06/14/2019
Arts This Week: 'Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse,' 'Yerma' And 'The View Upstairs'

Catch List Curator, Henriette Huldisch, on the WGBH airwaves for "Arts This Week" on Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse. Thank you for coming into the galleries, WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen !

Every week, WGBH News' Arts Editor Jared Bowen highlights the exhibitions, theater, movies and music you should check out in and around Boston.

“The images can be sumptuous, almost like editorial work, but then you realize they are more complicated. There are laye...
06/12/2019
Farah Al Qasimi Crosses ‘Unseen Boundaries’ With Photography

“The images can be sumptuous, almost like editorial work, but then you realize they are more complicated. There are layers of disguise and camouflage,” says MIT List Visual Arts Center curator Henreitte Huldisch.

Farah Al Qasimi's work will be on view at the List this July 30th though October 20th. We can't wait!

The artist, whose work is being shown at Art Basel, explores social customs and her roots in the United Arab Emirates.

Tomorrow! Join us in the gallery at 12:30 PM for Sketch Session: Games and Play. Investigate the work of Ericka Beckman:...
06/04/2019

Tomorrow! Join us in the gallery at 12:30 PM for Sketch Session: Games and Play. Investigate the work of Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse with guided looking and drawing prompts. RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/2wC81SA

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night! Come see Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse now on view!
05/24/2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night! Come see Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse now on view!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last night! Come see Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse now on view!

Jill Magid's "The Proposal" to Premiere in NYC and LA - News
05/23/2019
Jill Magid's "The Proposal" to Premiere in NYC and LA - News

Jill Magid's "The Proposal" to Premiere in NYC and LA - News

Conceptual artist and ACT alumna Jill Magid (SMVisS ’00)’s documentary, The Proposal, which chronicles her project to resurrect the life and art of Luis Barragán, premieres at NYC’s IFC Center on May 24 and Laemmle Theatres in LA on May 31.

"She deftly interweaves filmed images and animation and dispenses with the traditional narrative structure, opting inste...
05/21/2019
In 'Double Reverse' At The MIT List, Ericka Beckman Focuses Her Lens On The Game

"She deftly interweaves filmed images and animation and dispenses with the traditional narrative structure, opting instead, for the structure of the game.”

Read more about ERICKA BECKMAN on The ARTery WBUR 90.9 FM and celebrate with us this Thursday at 6:30 PM.

https://wbur.fm/2wi8RU9

In an MIT exhibition, Beckman explores connections between games and gambling, the larger structures of capital, as well as the gamification of a culture which has given itself over to scores, challenges, tokens and rewards as a means of control.

"He is everywhere, his creations large and small etched into the landscape, as the identity of America." Read more about...
05/21/2019
I. M. Pei and the Asian-American Experience

"He is everywhere, his creations large and small etched into the landscape, as the identity of America." Read more about MIT alum and architect IM Pei's legacy in The New Yorker

Read more here → https://bit.ly/30pWkvS

He wasn’t famous because he was a good architect among Asian-American architects. He was famous because he was a great architect who happened to be Asian-American. To a young immigrant from China, this decoupling of identity was exhilarating.

Honoring IM Pei today. The architect was a @mitarchitecture grad and has two buildings, including the Wiesner Building a...
05/18/2019

Honoring IM Pei today. The architect was a @mitarchitecture grad and has two buildings, including the Wiesner Building and the Green Building on campus. Come see the List Center to remember this great architects influence on cities and museums all over the world.

Honoring IM Pei today. The architect was a @mitarchitecture grad and has two buildings, including the Wiesner Building a...
05/18/2019

Honoring IM Pei today. The architect was a @mitarchitecture grad and has two buildings, including the Wiesner Building and the Green Building on campus. Come see the List Center to remember this great architects influence on cities and museums all over the world. @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Time to return your SLAP artworks! Today is the last day to return your art! We are here until 4:30. Tell us about how y...
05/15/2019

Time to return your SLAP artworks! Today is the last day to return your art! We are here until 4:30.

Tell us about how you liked living with art here → https://bit.ly/2JnqURs

See our next exhibition Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse in Artforum's spring preview! Come celebrate the opening with us ...
05/01/2019
“ERICKA BECKMAN: DOUBLE REVERSE” at MIT List Visual Arts Center

See our next exhibition Ericka Beckman: Double Reverse in Artforum's spring preview!

Come celebrate the opening with us on May 23!

See the whole spring preview here → https://www.artforum.com/print/previews/201905/ericka-beckman-double-reverse-79587

Curated by Henriette HuldischCharacterized by ingenious artisanal special effects and communicating an infectious POW!, Ericka Beckman’s early movies infused object theater with playful psychodrama, advancing the notion that girls just want to have serious fun. These enigmatic games, in which cont...

"Salane is part historian, part lyrical poet, picking her metaphors with care, allowing viewers to make inferences and a...
04/23/2019
At MIT, Rose Salane Unspools The Personal And The Political Like A Librarian

"Salane is part historian, part lyrical poet, picking her metaphors with care, allowing viewers to make inferences and associations by focusing close-up on an intimate story before refocusing to take a wide-angle view."

Now on view at the MIT List Visual Arts Center!

https://www.wbur.org/artery/2019/04/23/rose-salane-mit-list-librarian-personal

Artist Rose Salane unravels a tapestry of seemingly disconnected events to trace the unfolding of history, finding the seeds of our present-day condition in all the details that stack in time upon one another.

Tomorrow is the last day to see Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator. Don’t miss it! We are open 12–6!
04/20/2019

Tomorrow is the last day to see Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator. Don’t miss it! We are open 12–6!

Reminder! It's the last weekend to see Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage at the List Center! Don't forget to check out the r...
04/20/2019
Kapwani Kiwanga: Surveillance and the Limits of Recognition in "Safe Passages" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Reminder! It's the last weekend to see Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage at the List Center!

Don't forget to check out the review in the Boston Art Review! Read it here → http://bostonartreview.com/reviews/kapwani-kiwanga-safe-passages-mit-list-boston/

At the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Kapwani Kiwanga presents concepts of surveillance and racialization with “Safe Passage.” On view through 21 April 2019.

It’s the last weekend to see Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator and Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage! Don’t miss your last two chanc...
04/19/2019

It’s the last weekend to see Kathleen Ryan: Cultivator and Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage! Don’t miss your last two chances to see these exhibitions Saturday and Sunday 12–6! @ MIT List Visual Arts Center

Cate McQuaid
04/16/2019

Cate McQuaid

It's The Ticket. In galleries, "World Memory: The Art of Data Visualization" at Boston Cyberarts Gallery, "Katherine Mitchell DiRico: Instruments of Synesthesia" at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, "Peter T. Bennett: The Lure of Aluminum" at Society of Arts + Crafts (pictured). In museums, "Bouchra Khalili: 22 Hours" at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, "Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes" at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and "Kapwani Kiwanga: Safe Passage" at MIT List Visual Arts Center.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2019/04/11/the-ticket-what-happening-local-arts-world/VetfyAHO1zKZc2JMo51oII/story.html

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04/16/2019
Cambridge Science Fest: Conservation Talk on Ritchie

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Matthew Ritchie Conserved: Conservation Talk with Rika Smith Join List Visual Arts Center and Rika Smith, Conservator of Public Art, in a discussion about conserving Matthew Ritchie’s Games of Chance and Skill (2002) at the Zesiger Center! This three-part indoor public art installation has unusual...

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20 Ames St Building E15, Atrium Level
Cambridge, MA
02139

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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Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

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