The Acoustiguide Audio Tour of MIT’s Public Art Collection offers commentary by artists, architects, scholars, and curators, focusing on 51 works of art and architecture located throughout the campus. Now you can take a campus walking tour of the collection by using our Mobile Phone App. The app features self guided campus walking tour routes, as well as interviews with selected artist and architects. Access the app for your mobile phone here.
Featured artists include Martin Boyce, Victor Burgin, Petah Coyne, Dan Graham, Cai Guo-Qiang, Beverly Pepper, Jaume Plensa, Matthew Ritchie, Sarah Sze, and Lawrence Weiner, and architects Steven Holl and Kevin Roche. Additional voices in the guide include notable curators and scholars, such as MIT Professor Caroline A. Jones, who provides commentary on numerous modernist works in the collection, and MIT School of Architecture and Planning Associate Dean and Professor Mark Jarzombek, who speaks about MIT’s architectural history, including Eero Saarinen’s MIT Chapel and Kresge Auditorium.
Visitors to campus will find that works of public art and architecture included in the audio guide are designated with signage which includes a number to call to listen. Audio can also be accessed through QR codes.
Listen to an introduction to MIT’s public art collection by actor, film director, and photographer Leonard Nimoy.
Below are general instructions about how to use the audio guide.
To explore individual works in the collection with audio commentary, visit our Public Art Collection page.
This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Through grant making, policy development, and research, IMLS helps communities and individuals thrive through broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, and lifelong learning.
The List is pleased to have had the professional assistance of partners such as Acoustiguide, 501Creative, Guide by Cell, and TOKY on this important project.