The MIT List Visual Arts Center is in the heart of Kendall Square. Visitors encounter a dynamic program of temporary exhibitions in the galleries, as well as renowned permanent and public art collections located across the Institute.

The List Center is free and open to all.


Monday: closed
Tuesday: 12–6 pm
Wednesday: 12–7 pm
Thursday: 12–7 pm
Friday: 12–6 pm
Saturday: 12–6 pm
Sunday: 12–6 pm

Two rows of curved benches outside of the Wiesner Building with surrounding greenery on MIT campus.

I.M. Pei, Wiesner Building, 1985. and Richard Fleischner, Fleischner Upper Courtyard, 1985, Pavers, landscape, furniture and sculpture. Commissioned with MIT Percent-for-Art Funds. Photo by Chuck Mayer Photography.

Get Directions

The MIT List Visual Arts Center is located in the Wiesner Building, 20 Ames Street, at the eastern edge of the MIT campus. It is in close proximity to Kendall Square, Memorial Drive, and the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


20 Ames Street, Bldg. E15
Atrium level
Cambridge, MA 02139

Public Transportation

Take the MBTA Red Line to the Kendall/MIT station. The List is a short walk from the stop: follow Main Street west to Ames Street, turn left, and walk about one block to the cross walk. The List, housed in a building identifiable by its white gridded exterior, will be on your left. Signage is on the building.


To visit us by car, please plan your trip using 20 Ames Street, Cambridge MA, 02139 as your end destination. Visit Google Maps to plan a detailed route of travel.

Public parking in Kendall Square is limited, but metered spaces are close by and garage parking is available at 4 Cambridge Center. Parking is also available on campus after business hours and on weekends; visit MIT Parking and Transportation to find out more. 

The List Visual Arts Center, MIT’s contemporary art museum, collects, commissions, and presents rigorous, provocative, and artist-centric projects that engage MIT and the global art community.

About the List


Learn more about contemporary art through thoughtful conversation and engaging first-hand exploration of art objects.

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.

“Part of the thrill of being at MIT is the constant sensation of growing smarter and wiser by bumping into other people’s ideas, from the frontiers of creativity and understanding—and the List Center delivers on this promise every day.”

Dr. L. Rafael Reif, President, MIT