MIT List Visual Arts Center Response to COVID-19

In line with MIT’s guidelines regarding COVID-19, the MIT List Visual Art Center will close to the public beginning Friday, March 13th, and will remain closed until further notice.  This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community.

As we have learned, the CDC recommends that one of the most effective measures for controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus is through social distancing. As a public institution, it is our responsibility to follow those guidelines, as well as the plans set forth by MIT.

Please note as of April 27 we have modified  the Student Lending Art Program return procedure, and added a loan renewal option.

To allow for social distancing, returns will be staggered over the summer, and students will be asked to sign up for a time slot in advance. This is designed to keep the number of people entering the building at any given time at a minimum.

All students will be assigned a specific return window this summer. You will receive an email with your designated month and calendar link to register for a time slot.

Note for on campus residents – If you are residing on-campus, you still have the option to leave your artwork secured in your room if you are unable to return over the summer. Please contact Registrar, Lisa DeLong at(email hidden; JavaScript is required) to have your artwork collected.

We are also offering the opportunity to renew your current art loan through May 2021. To qualify, students must have an active enrollment status for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students requesting permission to extend their loan must also remain living in Boston regardless of whether fall coursework will be conducted in person or online. If you would like to renew your current artwork loan, please email Registrar, Lisa DeLong at (email hidden; JavaScript is required) to update your loan paperwork.

We look forward to seeing you again soon and wish you all good health.

XCOVID-19In response to COVID-19, the List Visual Arts Center closed March 13, and will remain so until further notice. For more information and updates clickhere.