Curious to learn more about contemporary art through thoughtful conversation and engaging first-hand exploration of art objects? Although the List Center remains closed due to Covid 19 we are providing free virtual guided tours of MIT’s public art collection.  This popular online tour program is led by MIT Student Guides who provide a unique perspective on MIT’s public art works.

These virtual tours are free.  Learn more about this program and book a tour here.

Self-Guided Tours

You can also enjoy a customized, virtual 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 for a GPS enabled self guided virtual tour of the collection.

Support for the Student Tour Guide Program has been provided by the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation

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.