Indoor Public Art Tour

March 17, 2022
Event Types
Public Art Tour
Public Program
A green and blue painted ceramic parallelogram by Nick Mauss.

Nick Mauss, Dispersed Events, 2018. tin-glazed, hand-painted ceramic mural. An MIT Percent-for-Art Commission for the Landau Chemical Engineering Building. Photo: Peter Harris Studios

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on an indoor public art walking tour showcasing the MIT public art collection across campus. View select artworks and consider how art and the architectural environment have enhanced MITs campus design. Explore works installed inside MIT buildings as we lead the discussion of works featuring Sol LeWitt, Antony Gormley, Nick Mauss, and more.

MIT’s Percent-for-Art Program, administered by the List Visual Arts Center, now allocates up to $500,000 to commission art for each new major renovation or campus construction project. The policy was formally instituted in 1968, but earlier collaborations between artists and architects can be found on MIT’s campus. When architect Eero Saarinen designed the MIT Chapel in 1955, sculptor Theodore Roszak designed the bell tower and sculptor Harry Bertoia designed the altar screen. In 1985, architect I.M. Pei and artists Scott Burton, Kenneth Noland, and Richard Fleischner collaborated on Percent-for-Art projects for the Wiesner building and plaza, home to the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Media Laboratory.

This program is free, but registration required.

We will continue to follow MIT’s COVID protocols