Close up of blue and red cushions and 2 headphones in front of 2 framed drawings of hands forming signs for the “ALPHABET”

Installation view, Christine Sun Kim: Off the Charts, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2020. Photo: Mel Taing.

List Center galleries, programs, and special events are open to all. We are committed to providing resources and accommodations free of charge to make exhibitions and special events more accessible.

If you have access-related questions or feedback about your visit to the List Center, please listaccessibility [at] (contact us)

Parking and Building Access


Handicapped-accessible parking is located nearby at the intersection of Ames and Amherst Streets.

Building Access

The List galleries and building are wheelchair-accessible. Visitors in wheelchairs can access the List from the ramp on Ames Street. The entrance to the first floor closest to Ames Street–directly across from the ramp–is equipped with swinging power doors.

As the List’s Public Art Collection is located in exterior and interior spaces across the Institute, accessing certain spaces can provide some challenges for visitors with limited mobility. Please view MIT Campus Accessibility Map for guidance on accessible routes.

If you do not have an HP Plate and special parking arrangements are required, you may contact:

MIT Parking & Transportation Office
W20-022 | 617-258-6510

MIT Medical Occupational Health

In the Galleries

  • Lightweight, portable, folding stools are available for use in our galleries.
  • Large-print versions of wall text, brochures, and exhibition labels in our galleries are available at the front desk. Digital versions of our brochures are screen-reader enabled on our website.
  • Any exhibition that includes sound embedded in the artwork has accompanying transcripts available at the front desk. Digital versions are available by scanning QR codes throughout the galleries.
  • For visitors that prefer digital access and do not have web access on their mobile device, visitor services staff can provide an iPad at the front desk for use during your visit.
  • Certified service animals are welcome inside our galleries.
  • List Center Digital Guide includes accessible content and select exhibitions including audio guides for Symbionts, Lex Brown: Carnelian, Sung Tieu: Civic Floor and Carlos Reyes: 18 with visual descriptors.  

Program Access

  • Bartos Theater is an auditorium located on the Lower Atrium level of our building that is frequently used for the List Center’s events and programs. Visitors can use the elevator located across from our galleries to access the lower level.
  • Wheelchair seating is available at the entrance of the Bartos Theater.
  • Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) services to mobile devices are available for most panel discussions and lectures hosted by the List Center in the Bartos Theater. Please check event or program listings to see whether services will be provided. If you have any questions or would like to request services for a program, please listaccessibility [at] (contact us) in advance.
  • All recorded programs and video content have closed captioning available through our video gallery. It may take up to ten business days after the event for recorded content to be made available on our website.

Services Available Upon Request

  • American Sign Language Interpretation is available for exhibition tours and public programs by request with three weeks’ advance notice.
  • Live captioning is available for public programs and events upon request with ten business days’ advance notice. We will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made outside of that time window.

If you have any additional access-related questions or feedback about your visit to the List Center, please listaccessibility [at] (contact us)