The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the 2019 Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery. The exhibition features over 600 original works of art, primarily prints and photographs drawn from the List Center’s Student Lending Art Collection. This annual exhibition, on view August 27 through September 15 is free and open to the general public as well as the MIT community.
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.
Since 1977 the Student Lending Art Program Exhibition and Lottery has provided MIT students the enviable opportunity to borrow, appreciate, and live with a museum quality work of original art for the academic year. Works from the collection are distributed through a lottery system. Remaining unclaimed works are available for students to take home on a first come, first serve basis, once the exhibition closes.
The collection began with the Catherine N. Stratton Collection of Graphic Arts, the List Student Lending Collection, and the Ronald A. Kurtz Student Loan Collection, established in 1966, 1977, and 1985 respectively.
The List Center actively collects new works each year with leadership support provided by the Alan M. May Fund and the John Taylor Endowment.
Support for the program is provided by the Office of Graduate Education, Vera G. List, MIT’s Campus Activities Complex, MIT List Friends of Boston Art, Stanhope Framers, and the Council for the Arts at MIT.