Individual Gifts


Support the List Today

With your generous assistance, the MIT List Visual Arts Center can build on its internationally recognized reputation of presenting the highest quality, most challenging contemporary art and design.

Your support ensures the List will always remain an evolving space for context and discussion of how contemporary art reflects the complex social and cultural issues at play in a changing world.

Our generous supporters are not just underwriters:  they are our friends, colleagues, collaborators, and fellow scholars, united by an insatiable curiousity.

We are pleased to announce two new levels of support – the Leaders’ Circle ($1,500+) and Patrons’ Circle ($5,000+) – to recognize our most generous distinguished pillars of the List.

Leaders are invited to the opening reception and viewing of the Student Loan Art Collection, as well as private exhibition walk throughs, exclusive talks, and an annual trip.  They also receive public recognition on our website and exhibition catalogues.  Patrons receive all of those benefits and invitations to private opening dinners.

Join us, and discover the rewards of belonging to one of the most prestigious, respected contemporary art institutions of the international community.

  If you wish to help sponsor the List Visual Arts Center’s programs, a secure online giving mechanism exists for donations to a variety of contemporary art projects:

Director's Discretionary Fund

LVAC Director's Discretionary Fund

  Every non-profit thrives on unrestricted general operating support. Won’t you consider making a contribution to the LVAC Director’s Discretionary Fund?

Student Loan Art Collection

LVAC Taylor Student Loan Collection Fund

    Each year over 1,000 MIT students wish to borrow prints and photographs from the Student Loan Art Collection.  However, there aren’t enough works to accommodate half of the requests. Offer your support to purchase and frame works of art for students to borrow.

Conservation / Adopt an Artwork

List Visual Arts Center Conservation Fund

    MIT’s public art collection is one of the strongest in New England and is recognized as one of the top ten campus public art collections in the nation. Help maintain these extraordinary works by providing for the conservation of paintings and works on paper or by adopting a sculpture.

Public Programs

LVAC Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Fund

    LVAC’s public programs include the Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lecture. Honor these longtime supporters of the arts by helping to bring leaders in the visual arts field to speak at MIT.


List Visual Arts Endowment Fund

    Donations to the List Visual Arts Center’s Endowment provide ongoing permanent support of exhibitions, collections, and programs.


Many other giving opportunities exist, including supporting the LVAC’s:

  renowned changing exhibitions program
  scholarly illustrated catalogues
  artists in residence
  commissioning of new public art
  guest curator program

For more information:

    If you wish to learn more about supporting these activities, or if you would like to explore other gift mechanisms that are not on line, such as mailing checks, donating securities, or matching gifts through your employer, please contact:

David A. Freilach

Assistant Director

    MIT List Visual Arts Center
20 Ames Street, E15-109
Cambridge, MA  02139
617-253-5076   Telephone
617-258-7265   Fax

Special thanks to the following
individuals for their recent support:

    Brit d’Arbeloff   Carol Lewitt
    Karen and Gregory Arenson   Richard and Beth Marcus
    Ruth Bowman   Marion Marill
    Dr. and Mrs. Paul Buttenwieser
  Alan May
    Suelin Chen   John Melick
    Julian and Barbara Cherubini   Colleen and Howard Messing
    Rhea Cohen   Andrea Miller-Keller
    Susan Cohen   Andrea Nasher
    Lindsay and Charles Coolidge   Tony Podesta
    Jane Farver   Robert Rauschenberg
    Carolyn Fine
  John and Cynthia Reed
    Jerry and Tania Friedman
  Sara-Ann and Robert Sanders
    John J. Frishkopf   Toby Lynn Sanders
    Susanne Ghez
  Sarah Sarvis
    Per and Ulla Gjorstrup   David Solo
    Herb and Kitty Glantz   Dr. and Mrs. Richard Spagnuolo
    John and Olga Guttag   Jeanne and Don Stanton
    Paul C. Ha   Laura Steinberg and Bernardo Nadal-Ginard
    Geoff Hargadon and Patricia LaValley   Theresa and Rick Stone
    Karen Ho   Catherine N. Stratton
    Marge Jacobson   John W. Taylor
    Gus Kayafas   David Teiger
    Karen and Stephen Kaufman
  Nancy Tieken
    Philip Khoury   Cynthia and Dr. Michael Weisfield
    Leila Kinney   Frank Williams
    Ronald A. Kurtz   Elliot Wolk
    Dorothy Lavine   Martin E. Zimmerman
    Susan and Drew Leff  
    William and Betsy Leitch  

Foundation and Government supporters:

    The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture
  Ellsworth Kelly Foundation
    Art Mentor Foundation   Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation
    Artist Resource Trust of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation   Massachusetts Cultural Council
    Sally and Milton Avery Foundation   MIT Campus Activities Complex
    The David Bermant Foundation:
Color, Light, Motion
  MIT Committee on Race and Diversity
    The British Consulate General of New England   MIT Dean of Graduate Students
    The British Council   Mondriaan Foundation
    CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation)   National Endowment for the Arts
    Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany   Nimoy Foundation
    Consulate General of The Netherlands, New York   Royal Danish Embassy
    Council for the Arts at MIT   Ghassan and Manal Saab Foundation
    Cultural Services of the French Embassy   James Taylor Family Foundation
    Danish Arts Council   The Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts
    Dedalus Foundation   Barbara and Howard Wise Endowment for the Arts
    Peter de Flores ’38 Humor Fund  
    Goethe-Institut Boston  
    Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation  
    Institute of Library and Museum Services  


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