Welcome Back to Campus | Public Programming with the List this Fall

Kicking off the Fall Semester Together 

My name is Emily Garner, and I am the Campus and Public Programs Manager at the List Visual Arts Center. In a typical fall semester, I would be preparing for students to return to campus by working with artists and community partners to create programs, tours, and activities inside our galleries and around campus. 

We know that this upcoming school year is going to be a little different. Some of you may be on campus, some of you may be near, and some of you may be far, but wherever you are, we hope you’ll stay connected to the List Center through our online programs, calls for participation, and artwork prompts. While our galleries remain closed for the time being, please know that the List Center is always here to support creative thinking at MIT. 

To our members and friends around the world, we look forward to sharing more news and virtual events with you in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, from all of us at the List Visual Arts Center, we’d like to welcome the student community into the fall semester! 

Emily Garner 
Campus and Public Program Manager

ENGAGE | Arts on the Radar is Back!

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September 3-4, Online Event
Arts on the Radar
Open to the MIT Community 

Put the arts on your radar! You’re invited to join us online to learn more about a range of arts-related topics, spanning the myriad opportunities for making, learning, and experiencing the arts at MIT this academic year. There will be two virtual sessions hosted this year: Thursday, September 3 from 7-9 PM and Friday, September 4 from 4-6PM.

Arts on the Radar is hosted by the Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), Music and Theater Arts (MTA), List Visual Arts Center, and Office of the Arts.


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PARTICIPATE | Postcard Mail Exchange

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Sign-up by Friday, September 11
Postcard Mail Exchange: Works in Progress
Open to the MIT Community 

Students, faculty, and alumni: You’re invited to participate in a mail art exchange and share “Works in Progress.”  Participants of the postcard exchange can reflect on ongoing personal projects or community initiatives by decorating a blank postcard, and through the exchange will later receive one in return.

No artistic experience necessary! All practices and fields are invited to participate. Materials will be provided.

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CREATE & SHARE | Drawing on Love and Justice

Drawing on Love and Justice is a call for participation, a call for change. In the time of a rampant pandemic. In the time of racial injustice. How can we draw on our tools to bear witness to the world we are living in and draw on love and justice to imagine a different future? Use any of your creative tools to reflect not only on what you see, but also to imagine seeing what you want to change. Create art addressing what you see in the world and what you want to see in the future, then share it with us to be a part of this inter-institutional, community event. 

September 1 – November 3, 2020
Drawing on Love and Justice
Created by Evelyn Rydz


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LEARN | Eight-part series on Waiting

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Shifter 25: Waiting
Public Program 
Session 1: Thursday, September 17, 5:30 – 6:30 PM EST

This series of eight sessions entitled Waiting, offer glimpses into the thought and practices of artists, architects, historians, and theorists who consider an aspect of waiting. This series will kick off in September with the first session featuring Guadalupe Maravilla & Lauren Williams. Guadalupe Maravilla will speak about his work on immigration detention, trauma, and healing through sound. Lauren Williams will present her exploration of how Black rage, born of chronic waiting, can be a transformative power.

Shifter 25: Waiting, are co-hosted by MIT List Visual Arts Center and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati in conjunction with solo exhibitions by Sreshta Rit Premnath to be held in March 2021 (MIT List Center) and October 2021 (CAC).

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XCOVID-19In response to COVID-19, the List Visual Arts Center closed March 13, and will remain so until further notice. For more information and updates clickhere.