List at Home

Two paintings hang at each side of a gallery window.

Installation view: Allison Katz: Diary w/o Dates at MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2018 Courtesy the artist; The approach, London; and Gió Marconi, Milan. Photo: Peter Harris Studio

Spinning Tracks with Nayland Blake 

Nayland Blake, Paul Ha, and our Install Team share their selection of tracks from “Ruins of a Sensibility 1972-2002” with playlists for your listening pleasure.

An installation by Nayland Blake features Barbra Streisand's album Superman.

Learn More About No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake

Watch video interviews with the artist and dive deeper into the work on view with exhibition curator, Selby Nimrod. 

Installation view of Nayland Blake's gingerbread house installation is featured at the MIT List Visual Art Center galleries.

Reflecting on the Postcard Art Exchange

Learn more about the Postcard Art Exchange project and stay up to date on programming with new videos. 

Green envelope sketch with abstract shapes and a red star.

How to Plan Your Vote 

View work by over 60 contemporary artists who are participating in this national campaign, plus register for upcoming events with the List Center.

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Stay Connected

Welcome back students! Stay connected with artist talks, at-home projects, and participation prompts this fall.

A watercolor painting of MIT's campus.

New Public Art on Campus 

Recent acquisitions, new comissions, and conservation efforts around campus.

Matt Johnson's Untitled(Swan) sculpture of a warped bent metal train track is pictued in front of MIT campus buildings.

Behind the Scenes with the Installation Team

Lead Preparator, John Osorio-Buck shares how to safely install exhibitions in a COVID world

A man stands in a gallery with framed art lining the wall to his left.

Summer Plans with the List Center 

What to expect from our digital platforms and how to stay engaged. 

A black freestanding clock with a restrained modern design

Celebrating the Class of 2020 with Highlights from our Student Guides

Undergraduate student guides share their favorite sites from the public art collection plus downloadable Zoom backgrounds! 


A girl in a graduation gown holding up a red diploma stands in front of a large, black steel sculpture

Artist Takeover with Tavares Strachan

Tavares Strachan returns to the List Center (virtually) to share about recent projects, his studio practice, and hopes for the future.

Cast resin and steel figure of astronaut dangles upside down above and before spot-lit triptych drawings on a black wall

What Campus Closures Means for our Collections 

List Center registrar Lisa DeLong tells Art in America how to track down 600 pieces of art in six days. 

Two visitors look at artwork in frames during the Student Lending Art Program at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

Considering Time: Highlights From Colored People Time

Join the List Center’s Campus and Public Programs Manager for a Look Behind “Colored People Time.”

An orange gallery wall features artwork by Sable Elyse Smith, a crayon drawing of a rainbow, and an installation featuring blue buttons in the foreground.

A View From Our Window

Join the List Center’s Manager of Exhibitions for a look back at 20 years of installations that share one common feature—the window.

Two paintings hang at each side of a gallery window.

Art for a Socially Distant State of Mind 

Join List Center Curator, Natalie Bell for a look at artwork that speaks to our present moment

A woman stands on a beach facing the tide.

Take A Look Inside Our Archive 

Go back in time with the List Center as we take a look at exhibitions, publications, and events over the past 35 years. 

On the street, yellow taxis and people walking below a billboard in Times Square which reads “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT!” 

Dive Deeper into Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts 

Learn about highlights from the exhibition, watch a video with the artist, and try an at-home drawing prompt with Assistant Curator, Selby Nimrod.

Bench with red, blue and purple cushions and headphones point to 2 framed, black and white pie-chart drawings on the wall.

Experience List Projects 21: Rami George 

Watch a virtual panel discussion with the List Center and Art in America plus view videos from the exhibition.

Seen from chest to knee, man in shirt and tie stands behind a cluster of microphones as other men point recorders toward him.

Public Art Highlights with Curator Christopher Ketcham 

Your guide to works by Tony Smith, Beverly Pepper, and Michael Heizer on campus

Red steel sculpture resembling a rectangular prism has been bent into the confines of a larger triangular pyramid