Public Art at MIT: A Talk by Alise Upitis

January 19, 2012, 6:00PM

20 Ames Street Building E15
Cambridge, MA 02139

Did you know MIT boasts a public art collection that includes 60 works of art sited in buildings, labs, dorms, and outdoor spaces throughout campus? Have you ever wanted to know more about these works, many of which you might walk past every day? Join MIT List Visual Arts Center public art curator Alise Upitis for a talk on MIT’s public artworks, their history, and the culture encompassed through its public art collection. The talk will be followed by a reception in the atrium of E15 to experience some of the collections most seminal works.

As well as overseeing MIT’s public art collection, the List organizes internationally lauded temporary exhibitions on view in its gallery space on the first floor of E15. In addition the List is responsible for maintaining a collection of 2000 paintings, prints, and photographs which can be found in numerous labs, offices, and common spaces across campus. More than 500 prints and photographs are also loaned annually through the List’s popular Student Loan Art Program, through which MIT students can enter a lottery to borrow an artwork free-of-charge for their dorm or office for a year.

This talk is presented in conjunction with MIT’s Independent Academic Program (IAP).

Free and open to the general public.

For more information, contact:

Mark Linga
[617] 452-3586