Public Programs

Over the years the List  has presented notable and renowned guest artists, curators, and scholars in a broad range of special public forums including artist’s talks, panel discussions and conversations, lectures, and gallery talks. Additional public programs and events include special film screenings, contemporary art reading groups, the Ampersand Concert Series, and much more.

Ampersand Concert Series

Ampersand is a collaborative concert series presented by WMBR & the List Center to showcase contemporary music in Bartos Theater.  Performances exist at the intersection of music and visual art, and take place every other month. 

Curatorial Tours

Curious to learn about current exhibitions at the List?  Curatorial staff lead guided tours of exhibitions to share deep expertise of artists and contemporary artmaking, as well as give insight into interpretive decisions and other behind-the-scenes stories.

MIT Graduate Student Gallery Talks

These interdisciplinary talks  led by MIT graduate students present focused explorations of our current exhibitions.  This program  provides visitors the opportunity to explore contemporary art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests.  Talks are free and open to the public. 

Lavine Lectures

The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lecture Series was established to honor the Lavines, two prominent Boston art patrons and long time supporters of the MIT List Visual Arts Center. The Leroy and Dorothy Lavine Lectures bring to the Boston community distinguished art world figures for talks on modern and contemporary art.

Learn more about upcoming lectures and talks by exploring our calendar of Events + Programs. Past offerings can be found in the Events + Programs Archive.