• A plaza walk way cuts through the center of  a landscaped area of grass and four concrete pavers, arranged in a semi circle

Public Program MIT Campus Art and Landscape Virtual Tour

April 29, 2021, 5:00PM

Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a virtual public art tour showcasing art and landscape highlights across campus. View select artworks and consider land how art and landscape have shaped MITs campus design on this virtual tour of the public art collection. List Center Public Program Manager will be accompanied by a MIT Student Guide as we lead the discussion of works featuring Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Richard Fleischner.

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 event is free but registration is required.   Register here for the tour.

For more information, contact:

Emily A. Garner

  • Richard Fleischner, Lower Courtyard, 2008–2010
    Cast concrete, pavers, landscape
    Commissioned by the MIT Percent-for-Art Program

Sponsors

  • Boston Design Week 2021
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