The Wiesner Building photographed from across Ames Street on MIT campus

I.M. Pei, Wiesner Building, 1985. Photo by Chuck Mayer Photography.


The List Center is free and open to all.

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. 

List Center Digital Guide

Explore the List Visual Arts Center online using our new digital guide, available on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

Visitor Policies

The List Visual Arts Center is committed to maintaining a respectful and safe environment for all. We hope you enjoy your visit.


Noncommercial photography and video-recording are permitted for most works on view; exceptions will be indicated with a no-photography icon. Flash photography, tripods, and other large equipment are not permitted. 

Look, but please don’t touch.

We encourage all visitors to engage with the artwork in a safe and respectful manner. Please do not touch works of art on display.

Cell Phones

Phone conversations are not allowed in the galleries. Phone use is restricted to accessing digital tools for objects on view.

Drawing & Writing

Pens and ink are not permitted in the galleries. Pencils are available at the admissions desk.

Coat & Bag Check Policy

Bag and coat check is currently closed; bags must be 11 x 14 inches or smaller (exceptions available for required accessibility-related equipment). Self-check is available.

We are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Department of Public Health's WIC Nutrition Program, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and hundreds of organizations by making cultural programming accessible to those for whom cost is a participation barrier.

The List Center is free and open to all. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.