The Student Lending Art Program is a unique and popular MIT tradition that allows MIT students borrow original works of art from the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Students live with and care for a work from the collection. Participating students proudly hang artwork borrowed from the collection in their private rooms and communal spaces. Explore this online web portal to learn more about the history of this exciting program and collection.
The List Center actively collects new works each year with leadership support provided by the Alan M. May Fund and the John Taylor Endowment.
In 2017-2018 the List Center received gifts of art from Karen & Gregory Arenson, Hope & Mel Barkan, Arlette & Gus Kayafas, and Neil Ross. Additional funds for acquisitions were provided by Karen & Gregory Arenson, Idee German- Schoenheimer, Alberta Gerschel & Peter Wasserman, Joan L. Lewis, Anne & Kurt Locher, and the Friends of Boston Art.
Support for the program is provided by Vera G. List, MIT’s Campus Activities Complex, MIT List Friends of Boston Art, Stanhope Framers, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.