The List Visual Arts Center, named for art patrons Albert and Vera List, is housed in MIT Building E15 (the Wiesner Building).

The Wiesner Building was named in honor of MIT’s thirteenth president, Jerome B. Wiesner, and his wife, Laya W. Wiesner, and also houses the MIT Media Laboratory.  The building was designed by architect I.M. Pei (MIT Class of 1940) through his firm I.M. Pei & Partners in 1985 and includes public works by artists Kenneth Noland (Here-There); Scott Burton (Settee, Bench, and Balustrade); and Richard Fleischner (upper and lower courtyard design including pavers, benches, and landscape).

Located at the eastern edge of the MIT campus, the List Visual Arts Center is in close proximity to Kendall Square, Memorial Drive, and the Longfellow Bridge.