Friends of Boston Art

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MIT Professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz reading for Friends.


Friends visiting Cai Guo-Qiang's studio during a recent visit to New York's Lower East Side.


LVAC Friends and staff at Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY, on a trip that also included stop at nearby Dia Beacon.

The Friends of Boston Art is a vital group consisting of individuals who are interested in learning about cutting-edge work in the contemporary art field.

For over thirty years, the Friends of Boston Art has had the dual mission of exploring what is happening in contemporary art in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond, while supporting area visual artists.  In the early 2000s, the group became affiliated with the MIT List Visual Arts Center where it helps fund the purchase of works by artists affiliated with the Boston area for MIT's permanent art collection. These artworks are then borrowed by students for the academic year through the List Center's Student Loan Art Program or placed around the campus for all to see. The Friends of Boston Art's origins date back to the early 1980s when it supported annual Boston Now exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston.


For a $300 annual tax-deductible individual membership ($500 for couples) Friends can expect invitations to a series of events throughout the year:





This spring's event was a wonderful tour of Lower East Side artist studios, exhibition spaces, and galleries, the highlight of which was a talk and studio tour by artist Cai Guo-Qiang who recently created a major stone sculpture for MIT's Percent-for-Art program.


Expect more and exciting and exclusive art experiences once becoming a Friend of Boston Art at the List.









Interested individuals should contact:


David Freilach

Assistant Director
    MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, E15-109
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-253-5076   Telephone
617-253-7265   Fax


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Curator's Final Thoughts Tour
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Slow Art Day
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In-Gallery Chat with Andrea Sutton
Thursday @ the List
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Family Week at the List: Nature
Family Week at the List: Geometry
Family Week at the List: Architecture
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