An exhibition space is filled with visitors of all ages peering into glass cases with sculptures by Alicja Kwade contained within.

Guests gather for the opening reception of Alicja Kwade: In Between Glances in October, 2019 at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Photo by Cassandra Rodriguez.


In the same way that the science labs at MIT are internationally renowned, the MIT List Visual Arts Center is also considered one of the top contemporary art institutions in the world. We are fortunate to receive a majority of our financial support directly from MIT. Individual and foundational giving enables the List Center to navigate the changing world as we offer exhibitions supported with in-person, virtual, and hybrid experiences that keep us connected.

When you give to the List Visual Arts Center, you join our community and help us provide access to free, transformative art experiences that are open to all.

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Director's Circle

In addition to furthering the List’s mission, members of the Director’s Circle enjoy the benefits of belonging to the List Center community. Membership offers a deeper, expanded experience for those with an interest in contemporary art.

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There are many ways to support the List Center, and every gift matters. We benefit deeply from our annual fund, gifts of art, endowments, and planned gifts.

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Our Supporters

The List Center advisory committee and staff extend deep thanks to our donors for their contributions during the fiscal year from July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Thank you for your generous support.

Six people stand scattered around a sculpture on the floor. The sculpture consists of a row of large rocks and geometric figures situated between mirrors.