Public Art Tour

October 14, 2022
Event Types
Public Art Tour
Sol Lewitt's colorful Terrazzo floor including red, green, orange, purple, and yellow tiles.

Sol Lewitt, Lewitt, Bars of Color within Squares, 2008. Commissioned with MIT Percent-for-Art funds. Photo by Chuck Mayer Photography.

Location
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Building E15, Cambridge, MA 02139
Day & Time
-
Admission
Free, but registration required.
For more information, contact:

eagarner [at] mit.edu (E)lizabeth Ponce

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art walking tour showcasing the Public Art Collection across campus. View select artworks and consider how art and the architectural environment have enhanced MIT's campus design on this tour featuring renowned contemporary artists.

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.

We will continue to follow MIT's COVID protocols