UPCOMING EVENTS

 

January 9
Doors open 7:30 pm
Ampersand Concert Series
ACT Cube (E15-001)

Ampersand, a monthly collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music. Ampersand creatively inspires its community by giving musicians an opportunity to juxtapose music and visual art in a respectful setting. Ampersand occurs monthly, and audience members are encouraged to visit the current List exhibition before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online at http//wmbr.org/ampersand.
Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 general admission

For more information, contact cklemens@mit.edu.

January 11, 12 to 4 pm
Family Day: Here-There Workshop
E15 Upper Atrium

Join families at the List for a day of art and exploration. Look up close and discover how Kenneth Noland's iconic mural Here-There (1985) reveals color inside and out. Then, create your own colorful scratch-art collage that is part drawing, part sculpture to take home.

Family Day is free and open to all; no registration is required.  The List's outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

For more information, contact cklemens@mit.edu.

January 23, 6 to 8 pm
Thursday @ the List

Graduate students: meet up at the List for a special night of conversation, art making, and delicious food and drinks.  This program is presented in partnership with MIT’s Graduate Student Council.

January 24, 1 to 4 pm
Writing Photographically: List Projects: Kambui Olujimi
E15, Bakalar Gallery
Note: open to MIT community only.

Explore intersections of photography and creative writing through a workshop with artist Kambui Olujimi as part of MIT’s Intersession Activities Period.  The artist's interactive exhibition at the List Visual Arts Center, List Projects: Kambui Olujimi, functions as a social space where visitors are invited to exchange their own personal photos with over 2000 photos from the artist’s personal archive. Participants are asked to bring their own photos (or print them on-site) for a session led by Olujimi that uses photography to explore creative narrative writing practices.  Then, write and co-create short form prose, poetry, and photoessays from inspiration gleaned from the photo archive.  Those interested in writing, filmmaking, visual art, or storytelling are encouraged to attend.

Session is limited to 15 participants. Advanced sign-up is required. For more information, visit here  or contact Courtney Klemens at cklemens@mit.edu.

 

January 24, 6 to 7 pm
Artist's Talk: Kambui Olujimi
ACT Cube (E15-001)

Join artist Kambui Olujimi as he discusses his current exhibition, List Projects: Kambui Olujimi, which features the project "A Life in Pictures."  Olujimi will consider this work in context, and explore his interest in shaping experiences in relation to art and social engagement that inform his practice.  The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the artist.

 

 

January 31, 12 to 5pm
“How to Be Sm(art): Visiting Contemporary Art Museums”
Building W20

Perplexed by Pollock? Dumbstruck by Dadaism? Confused by contemporary art? Take this class to learn tips and tricks for making sense of artwork in the List Visual Arts Center’s collection, and practice how to communicate with others effectively in any museum or gallery setting. You’ll be schmoozing at an exhibition opening before you know it!

This session is presented as a part of MIT’s 21st Annual Charm School.  For more information, including a detailed schedule of workshops, visit http://studentlife.mit.edu/sao/charm.


February 6, 12 to 1 pm
Civic Art Lunch: Kambui Olujimi
Bakalar Gallery

As part of the new Civic Art initiative, a collaborative pedagogical and practical endeavor at the MIT Center for Civic Media in conjunction with Comparative Media Studies/Writing and the MIT Media Lab, chat with artist Kambui Olujimi in his interactive installation “List Projects: Kambui Olujimi” about community and meaning making.  Partcipants should bring their own photographs to exchange with Olujimi’s expansive photo archive.  Lunch will be provided; advanced RSVP is required.

 

February 6, 6 pm

Exhibition Opening Reception:


Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause

 

Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel

 

Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2)

 

List Projects: Kambui Olujimi

 

 

Artist's Talk by Hans Op de Beeck

6pm, Bartos Theatre

 

 

February 13
Doors open 7:30 pm
Ampersand Concert
Bartos Theater (E15 Lower Atrium)
$3 MIT Affiliates, $5 General Admission

WMBR and the List are pleased to present a night of cutting edge jazz and improvised music in another installment of the ongoing Ampersand Concert Music Series. This concert features Outnumbered, a group of some of New England's finest post-modern jazz musicians.  The Outnumbered showcases the varied compositions of Jason Robinson, Josh Rosen and Charlie Kohlhase as well as musical contributions from Curt Newton and Bruno Raberg.  Opening will be Carl Testa, a key member of the New Haven improvisation scence, performing on solo bass and electronics.

 

For more info and to purchase tickets online: http://wmbr.org/ampersand/

For more information, contact cklemens@mit.edu.

February 15, 1-3 pm
Film Screening and Guided Tour
Tour: 1 to 2 pm
Films: 2 to 3 pm
Bartos Theater (E15 Lower Atrium)

Join List staff for a guided tour of the four exhibitions currently on view in the galleries: Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause, Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2), and List Projects: Kambui Olujimi. Then, stay for a double feature of films hand-selected by Helen Mirra to coincide with her exhibition.

Films: Kick That Habit, an audio-visual portrait of 1980s Switzerland, featuring the household electronics duo VOICE CRACK. Directed by Peter Liechti. 1989, 43 min.

Continuing themes found throughout Mary Lucier's work, Attention, Focus, and Motion explores natural phenomena, including landscape and vision, transformed through video technology. Directed by Mary Lucier. 1975, 26 min.

 

Family Week - February 2014

 

Tuesday, February 18
Family Week at the List: Color

Join families at the List for a week of art and exploration. New activities every day! FREE and open to all; no advanced registration required.

Art-making in the Atrium: 12 to 4 pm
Family-friendly tour: 2 pm

Color Wheel Workshop
Color, hues, and tints are all around us! Explore the ways artist Sonia Almeida composes color in paintings found in the exhibition Forward/Play/Pause.  Then, create a mixed-media color wheel to take home to inspire future art-making.

For more information, contact: cklemens@mit.edu

MIT List outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 


Wednesday, February 19
Family Week at the List: Sound
Join families at the List for a week of art and exploration. New activities every day! FREE and open to all; no advanced registration required.

Artmaking in the Atrium: 12 to 4 pm
Story Time and Family-friendly tour: 2 pm

Visualizing Sound Workshop
Artists Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel use sound as their paintbrush.  Listen to what you hear in their exhibition Hourly Directional, and then add your own artwork to a mural that showcases the colors and textures of sound.

Story Time
Stay for a reading of Paul Showers’ The Listening Walk at 2 pm.  The reading will be followed by an exhibition tour.

For more information, contact: cklemens@mit.edu

MIT List outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 


Thursday, February 20
Family Week at the List: Stories
Join families at the List for a week of art and exploration. New activities every day! FREE and open to all. Advanced required for Swapping Photos, Sharing Stories Workshop. See below for more information.

Artmaking in the Atrium: 12 to 4 pm
Family-friendly tour: 2 pm

Outside the Frame Workshop
Photographs can capture one small moment in a big story! Create an artwork that tells a wild or wonderful tale by combining photography drawing, painting, and coloring from your imagination. Bring your own photo to transform, or participate in artist Kambui Olujimi’s photo exchange (in the exhibition List Projects: Kambui Olujimi) to find a story waiting to be told.

Swapping Photos, Sharing Stories Workshop
Join instructors from 826 Boston for a special creative writing workshop that explores photographic narratives inspired by the exhibition List Projects: Kambui Olujimi. This session requires advanced registration and is designed for children ages 8 to 11; please email info@826boston.org or call 617-442-5400 for more details or to sign up.

For more information, contact: cklemens@mit.edu

About our partner: 826 Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

MIT List outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 


Friday, February 21
Family Week at the List: Place
Join families at the List for a week of art and exploration. New activities every day! FREE and open to all; no advanced registration required.

Artmaking in the Atrium: 12 to 4 pm
Family-friendly tour: 2 pm

Black-and-White Collograph Workshop
Artist Hans Op de Beeck constructs magical places and spaces in front of your eyes in his film Staging Silence (2) (2012). Explore the places in your own memories and create an evocative black-and-white print of your favorite place.

For more information, contact: cklemens@mit.edu

MIT List outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 



February 27, 6 to 8 pm
Thursday @ the List

Graduate students: meet up at the List for a special night of conversation, art making, and delicious food and drinks.  This program is presented in partnership with MIT’s Graduate Student Council.

March 5, 6 pm
Live Performance: Ernst Karel
ACT Cube (E15-001)

In conjunction with the current exhibition Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, artist Ernst Karel presents a quadraphonic live performance version of Hourly directional sound recording, Arizonan Sonoran Desert, the previous iteration of the collaborative project between Karel and Helen Mirra.

This performance is FREE and open to the public.

March 6
Doors open 7:30 pm
Ampersand Concert
Bartos Theater (E15 Lower Atrium)

Ampersand, a monthly collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & List Visual Arts Center, showcases contemporary music in Bartos Theater on MIT's campus. Ampersand creatively inspires its community by giving musicians an opportunity to juxtapose music and visual art in a respectful setting. Ampersand occurs monthly, and audience members are encouraged to visit the current List exhibition before experiencing each performance.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online at http//wmbr.org/ampersand.
Cost: $3 with MIT ID, $5 general admission

For more information, contact cklemens@mit.edu.

 

March 7, 12 -12:30 pm
In-gallery Chat with Peter Dourmashkin

Curious to learn more about Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause from the unique perspective of the MIT community? Join MIT Department of Physics Senior Lecturer Peter Dourmashkin for a lunchtime chat about the exhibition. Learn about Dourmashkin's research into intersections of physics and color through exploring Almeida's abstracted paintings.

In-Gallery Chats connect an object from the List's exhibitions to an aspect of research, practice, or interest from the MIT community. This program is FREE. All are welcome.

 

 

March 8
Family Day at the List: Artists’ Book Workshop
Join families at the List for a day of art and exploration. FREE and open to all; no advanced registration required.

Artmaking in the Atrium: 12 to 4 pm
Family-friendly tour: 2 pm

Discover how artists make and use books by looking up-close at artist Sonia Almeida’s sketchbooks in the current exhibition, Forward/Play/Pause. Then, build your own handmade book to take home.

For more information, contact: cklemens@mit.edu

MIT List outreach activities are possible through special support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation. 

March 19, 6 to 7 pm
Reading and Walking Seminar, Session One

To explore deeply the exhibition Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, List Curatorial Fellow Jeff De Blois will lead two sessions of a Reading and Walking Seminar to examine the practice of walking as a means of generating artwork.

This session will take place at the List Visual Arts Center. The second session will meet on Saturday, March 29 at 1 pm. Advanced sign up is required, and readings will be delivered electronically prior to the first meeting.

For more information or to sign up, contact jdeblois@mit.edu.

March 20, 6 to 8 pm
Thursday @ the List

Graduate students: meet up at the List for a special night of conversation, art making, and delicious food and drinks.  This program is presented in partnership with MIT’s Graduate Student Council.

March 22, 2-4 pm
Film Screening and Guided Tour
Tour: 1 to 2 pm
Films: 2 to 3 pm
Bartos Theater (E15 Lower Atrium)

Join List staff for a guided tour of the three exhibitions currently on view in the galleries: Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause, Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, and Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2). Then, stay for a double feature of films screened in conjunction with these exhibitions.


March 29, 6 to 7 pm
Reading and Walking Seminar, Session Two

To explore deeply the exhibition Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, List Curatorial Fellow Jeff De Blois will lead two sessions of a Reading and Walking Seminar to examine the practice of walking as a means of generating artwork.

This is the second session of the two-part seminar.  Participants should prepare to meet at the List Visual Arts Center and will leave for an outdoor walk from there. Advanced sign up is required, and readings will be delivered electronically prior to the first meeting.

For more information or to sign up, contact jdeblois@mit.edu.

April 3, 5:30 pm
Curator’s Final Thoughts Tour

Join the List’s Assistant Curator Alise Upitis for a guided last look at the List’s current exhibitions, and hear about lessons learned as the shows draw to a close.  The tour will examine the three exhibitions currently on view: Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause, Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, and Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2).

This event is FREE and open to the public.

 


 

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