Tours and Group Visits

A gallery guide points to sculptures by Tony Conrad and engage a group of gallery visitors.

Dr. Cathleen Chaffee, PhD, Chief Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY and group of visitors at the List Center galleries in Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective.

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. We can accommodate groups of up to twenty people at a time.

Public Art Tours 

Join a member of our staff or a Student Guide for a guided tour of MIT’s Public Art Collection. With MIT’s recent expansion into the Kendall Square neighborhood, new works are on view now.

Exhibition Tours 

Visitors are invited to 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.

Self-Guided Tours 

Enjoy a customized, self-guided tour of public art and architecture across the Institute through our Public Art Map, Audio Guides, or Mobile Public Art Map. The Mobile Public Art Map includes suggested routes, information about artworks on view, and transcribed audio and video content. Listen to commentary by artists, architects, scholars, and curators—including Dan Graham, Cai Guo-Qiang, Beverly Pepper, Jaume Plensa, Matthew Ritchie, Sarah Sze, and Lawrence Weiner—focusing on over sixty works of art and architecture throughout the campus.

Student Gallery Guides

The Student Guide Program provides knowledge of MIT’s Public Art Collection, contemporary art practices, visual literacy and analysis, critical thinking, and public engagement with art, architecture, and environs. Join a public art tour or book your own group visit led by one of the Student Guides. Please contact eponce1 [at] mit.edu (Elizabeth Ponce) to book a group tour led by one of the Student Guides. Support for the Student Tour Guide Program has been provided by the Ellis L. Phillips Foundation.

Four student guides stand in the gallery with a salon style hang on the wall behind them.

List Visual Arts Center 2019-2020 Student Guides