IAP Film Screening Series: Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray

January 18, 2024
Event Types
MIT Community
Oil on wood painting with two canvases have jagged, zigzagging edges that imply that they were once a singular form

Elizabeth Murray, Cast-a-way, 1992. Gift of Kitty and Herb Glantz. © 2024 The Murray-Holman Family Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bartos Theatre 20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15 Atrium level Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Day & Time
Free, but registration is required.
For more information, contact:

eagarner [at] mit.edu (Emily Garner)

Join the MIT List Visual Arts Center for a screening of Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray directed and produced by Kristi Zea.

This intimate portrait of painter and printmaker, Elizabeth Murray, explores the relationship between her family life and career, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history. The MIT List Visual Arts Center hosted a solo-presentation of Elizabeth Murray’s work in 1987, and in 2005, Murray was the fifth woman to be celebrated with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Best known for her fragmented and shaped canvases, Elizabeth Murray makes paintings that are neither fully abstract nor representational. They are also not truly paintings, as their eccentric compositions and varied materials are often suggestive of sculpture, with Cast-a-way as a prime example. Learn more through a short presentation about Elizabeth Murray’s work and connection to MIT's campus prior to the film screening. 

This winter, the List Center will be taking a deeper look at the lives and work of select artists within our Public Art Collection. 

This program is part of the Independent Activities Period (IAP), a special four-week term at MIT. IAP 204 begins on Monday, January 8, 2024, and ends on Friday, February 2, 2024. Guests from outside the MIT community are welcome to attend all in-person events.