IAP Film Screening Series: Nevelson in Process

January 25, 2024
Event Types
MIT Community
Welded Cor-Ten steel sculpture featuring a combination of rigid and organic shapes

Louise Nevelson, Transparent Horizon, 1975. Purchased with MIT Percent-for-Art funds. © 2024 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Charles Mayer Photography

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 the documentary Nevelson in Process, 1977 a film by Susan Fanshel and Jill Godmilow. 

This documentary is part of the Met’s Museum extensive moving-image archive. The artist Louise Nevelson (1899–1988) was known for her elaborate and monumental sculptures made of found materials such as discarded wood and scrap metal. In 1975, Louise Nevelson’s Transparent Horizon was the first Percent-for-Art commission at MIT, an initiative that began in 1968 that allocates a portion of the budget from each new building project or major renovation to the purchase or commission of art for Public Space. Learn more through a short presentation about Louise Nevelson’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.