Newly Commissioned Percent-for-Art Works

The MIT List Visual Arts Center maintains one of the most active Percent-for-Art programs in the country.  Over the years MIT’s campus public art collection has continued to grow with new commissions by important and critically acclaimed contemporary artists.

For 2016 we’re pleased to announce two recently completed projects by Leo Villareal and Antony Gormley.  Leo Villareal’s light sculpture Light Matrix (MIT) is located in the North Vestibule of the Morris and Sophie Chang Building. The building is occupied by MIT Sloan School of Management, MIT’s Department of Economics and MIT Faculty Club.  More information on Villareal’s installation can be found here.

Antony Gormley’s CHORD, is a cellular structure that comprises thirty-three polyhedrons that make up a vertical helical chain connecting the floor to the skylight in the staircase of William Welles Bosworth-designed Building 2, which houses the Department of Mathematics and parts of the Department of Chemistry. Click hear for more info.

Ursula Von Rydingsvard’s monumental bronze sculpture, SCIENTIA, a gift of Lore Harp McGovern, is permanently sited at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.  It is the latest addition to MIT’s Public Art Collection. Learn more about the sculpture here.

These three new public art works are significant permanent additions to the campus public art collection which includes other works artists such as Mark di Suvero, Jackie Ferrara, Dan Graham, Cai Guo-Qiang, Candida Höfer, Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Jorge Pardo, Matthew Ritchie, and Sarah Sze, among others.