Tours

Curious to learn more about contemporary art through thoughtful conversation and engaging first-hand exploration of art objects? 

Group Tours
Schedule a guided tour of the List Center’s current exhibitions, or public art collection for your group, school, or organization. Tours are led by staff or Student Guides for any high school, college or adult group of five or more.  
 
Public Art Tours are available to groups of 20 or less.  Visitors will enjoy a walk around MIT’s campus with an emphasis on outdoor public art.

Exhibition tours will resume in late October when the fall exhibition season is underway. Tours are limited to groups of twenty or less. Visitors look closely at original works of art and engage in discussions with a focus on artists’ practices, exhibition themes, and social and cultural contexts for understanding.
 
Now booking public art and exhibition tours for fall 2021. Please reserve a spot for your group at least two weeks in advance by contacting: (email hidden; JavaScript is required). Be sure to indicate if you want a public art tour or an exhibition tour.

Self-Guided Tours
You can enjoy a customized, self-guided tour of public art and architecture across the Institute through our Public Art Map and Audio Guide. The Audio Guide features an introduction to MIT’s public art collection by actor, film director, and photographer Leonard Nimoy. Listen to commentary by artists, architects, scholars, and curators—including Victor Burgin, Dan Graham, Cai Guo-Qiang, Beverly Pepper, Jaume Plensa, Matthew Ritchie, Sarah Sze, and Lawrence Weiner—focusing on over 60 works of art and architecture sited throughout the campus.

Visit listart.oncell.com for a GPS enabled self guided virtual tour of the collection.
XGalleries Re-openingThe List Center galleries are now open to members of the MIT Community in the COVID Pass system. No appointments necessary. Click here to learn more.