Intuition and Vision

Night view of a covered balcony outside of a brick building, glowing in green light

Thomas Ruff, Nacht 2 I from Nachtsphotos, 1993. Granolithograph, ed. 42/45, 28 x 29 ⅛ in. (71 x 74 cm). MIT List Visual Arts Center. Purchased with funds from the Student Center Preview Program. Courtesy the artist. 

MIT Stratton Student Center, 3rd floor mezzanine
Featured Artists
Bernice Abbott
Joseph Beuys
Mel Bochner
Chris Burden
Thomas Demand
Melvin Edwards
Meta Warrick Fuller
Hans Haacke
Jerry Kearns
Richard Lindner
Adrian Piper
Thomas Ruff
Lorna Simpson
Nancy Spero
Sarah Sze
Kwong Chi Tseng
Carrie Mae Weems
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On view at: Stratton Student Center, Building W20, 3rd floor mezzanine, 84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Intuition and Vision presents artworks drawn from the MIT List Visual Arts Center’s student loan and campus loan collections. Spanning the historical breadth of both collections, the exhibition assembles a diverse selection of artists who have engaged urgent questions our communities and country continue to face today, from social justice and abuse of power to modes of resistance and renewed political imagination. The exhibition also highlights major artistic strategies in contemporary art including appropriation, conceptual photography, and performance.

Artists on view: Berenice Abbott, Joseph Beuys, Mel Bochner, Chris Burden, Thomas Demand, Melvin Edwards, Meta Warrick Fuller, Hans Haacke, Jerry Kearns, Richard Lindner, Adrian Piper, Thomas Ruff, Lorna Simpson, Nancy Spero, Sarah Sze, Kwong Chi Tseng, and Carrie Mae Weems

Organized by Jamin An, Curatorial Fellow, MIT List Visual Arts Center.


We are grateful to MIT’s Campus Activities Complex for their continued assistance and support of this initiative. Additional in-kind support provided by Stanhope Framers.

General operating support is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Council for the Arts at MIT, the Office of the Associate Provost at MIT, the MIT School of Architecture + Planning, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many generous individual donors. The Advisory Committee Members of the List Visual Arts Center are gratefully acknowledged.