Current + Upcoming Exhibitions

Special Projects

  1. Feminist Art Coalition

    Working collectively, various art museums and nonprofit institutions from across the United States the Feminist Art Coalition will present a series of concurrent events—including commissions, exhibitions, performances, talks, and symposia—over the course of three months (September–November) in the fall of 2020, during the run-up to the next presidential election. This strategic endeavor takes feminist thought and practice as its point of departure and considers art as a catalyst for discourse and civic engagement. The List Center is pleased to participate in this critically important initiative by presenting an exhibition featuring the work of Dorothy Iannone in October 2020.

  2. Alicja Kwade, LinienLand, 2019, augmented reality. Courtesy: the artist and Acute Art

    LinienLand (2019)

    MIT List Visual Arts Center presents LinienLand (2019) the first installment of an ongoing dialogue between Alicja Kwade and the London-based studio Acute Art. This digital work is a temporary intervention in Augmented Reality (AR) currently in development and sited in various locations around MIT:  McDermott Court, the Upper Courtyard, and Lobby 7.  This work is presented in conjunction with Alicja Kwade’s current List exhibition In Between Glances.

  3. Student Lending Art Program

    View our new online web portal for the  List Center’s Student Lending Art Program.  Explore the collection by viewing a selection of works available for borrowing.  Learn more about artworks in the collection through the words and experiences of MIT students who’ve participated in the program.

  4. Art Across Campus: Public Art and the Permanent Collection at MIT

    This off-site exhibition at MIT’s Stratton Student Center features works on paper by Jennifer Bartlett, Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Sarah Sze, and Lawrence Weiner, as well as preparatory drawings and sketches by Theodore Roszak and Gary Wiley. Each of these artists  are represented in MIT’s public art collection. 

  5. Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word

    In 2015 Joan Jonas’s They Come to Us without a Word was presented by the MIT List Visual Arts Center in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State at the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia. Jonas, a pioneering figure in video and performance art, occupied the entirety of the Pavilion’s five galleries with a new video installation involving drawings and sculptural elements.