Curious to learn more about contemporary art through thoughtful conversation and engaging first-hand exploration of art objects? The List provides a variety of high-quality, staff-led educational programming tailored to meet your needs.

Guided Tours

Schedule a guided tour of the List’s current exhibitions, permanent collection, or public art for your group, school, or organization. Tours of the List are led by staff and can include current exhibitions and the public art collection.  Visitors look closely at original works of art and are led through discussions of artists’ practices, exhibition themes, and social and cultural contexts for understanding. Guided tours are free for all groups.

Please reserve a spot for your group at least one week in advance by contacting: 

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Self-Guided Tours

Visitors 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. Visitors can 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 51 works of art and architecture located throughout the campus.

Audio content can be accessed by viewing individual works of art on our website, by calling the toll-free phone number listed on artwork signage, or scanning an art object’s QR code.