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- Sol LeWitt, Bars of Color within Squares (MIT), 2007© 2018 The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: George Bouret

- Alexander Calder, La Grande Voile (The Big Sail), 1965© 2018 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

- Olafur Eliasson, Northwest Passage, 2018
An MIT Percent-for-Art Commission for MIT.nano
Photo: Anton Grassl 

MIT List Visual Arts:
MIT Campus Art and Architecture Tour
September 30 @5:30pm

TOUR STARTS AT: MIT List Visual Arts Center Lobby, 20 Ames Street, Weisner Building, Cambridge, MA 02139 


Join MIT List Visual Arts Center on a public art tour showcasing art and architecture highlights across campus. View architecture highlights with accompanying artworks on this tour of the List Center’s public art collection of renowned contemporary artists featuring I.M. Pei, Sol LeWitt, Frank Gehry, and newly installed works by Alicja Kwade, Agnieszka Kurant and more.

MIT’s Percent-for-Art Program, administered by the List Visual Arts Center, now allocates up to $500,000 to commission art for each new major renovation or campus construction project. The policy was formally instituted in 1968, but earlier collaborations between artists and architects can be found on MIT’s campus. When architect Eero Saarinen designed the MIT Chapel in 1955, sculptor Theodore Roszak designed the bell tower and sculptor Harry Bertoia designed the altar screen. In 1985, architect I.M. Pei and artists Scott Burton, Kenneth Noland, and Richard Fleischner collaborated on Percent-for-Art projects for the Wiesner building and plaza, home to the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Media Laboratory.