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Building E15, Atrium Level
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology isn’t just focused on pushing the boundaries of scientific and technological inquisitions. It’s focused on the arts, too.
Visit the galleries of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center and you’ll discover that this higher learning institution also strives to explore the intellectually challenging aspects of contemporary art, using its public contemporary art galleries as one means for this exploration.
For MIT, an environment containing art and architecture is as essential for educational and intellectual growth as is one of science, mathematics, and technology.
List Visual Arts Center Exhibits
The List Visual Arts Center at MIT maintains a permanent collection and also presents between four and six public galleries a year. The LVAC’s permanent collection consists of more than 3,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, and other objects located throughout MIT’s campus.
The permanent collection displays famous works by artists like Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Alexander Calder, including others.
The List Visual Arts Center’s temporary exhibitions are internationally recognized series of contemporary artworks by renowned present-day artists that challenge artistic mediums, modern artistic standards, and the minds of students and visitors alike.
List Visual Arts Center Hours
The List Visual Arts Center at MIT offers free scheduled tours of its public art galleries during regular gallery hours (while the gallery is closed on Mondays, it’s open 12-6pm Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday and 12-8pm on Thursdays).
In addition to tours, the LVAC offers several programs, including curator lectures, artist lecture series, film nights, and artistic forums, all of which are free to the public.