List Visual Arts Center
List Visual Arts Center, established in
1985, is the contemporary art gallery of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The LVAC is internationally recognized for the 4-6 exhibitions it presents each year in its 6,000 square foot galleries. The LVAC organized Fred Wilson’s installation for the US Pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale. Video programs are projected 24/7 on the Media Test Wall, a rear projection screen in a highly trafficked area on campus. The LVAC is housed in the Wiesner building, an I.M. Pei-designed, fully accessible facility that incorporates the work of painter Kenneth Noland, sculptor Scott Burton, and environmental sculptor Richard Fleischner, commissioned through MIT’s Percent-for-Art program. The Percent-for-Art program, administered by the LVAC, allocates funds for the commission of art in connection with each new campus construction or major renovation project. Past commissions include Louise Nevelson’s Transparent Horizon in front of the Landau Building and Sol LeWitt’s polychrome floor in the Green Center for Physics.
The LVAC maintains a permanent collection primarily sited throughout campus of over 3,000 prints, photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, textiles, collages, and other objects of contemporary art. The public sculpture collection includes major works by such artists as
Alexander Calder, Jorge Pardo, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Sarah Sze, and Mark DiSuvero. An interactive map of all publicly-situated art is available [http://listart.mit.edu/index.php?q=cms/map here] . The Center also maintains the Student Loan Art Collection, consisting of over 400 original works of art. Through this popular annual loan program students may borrow original works of art from the collection for their private rooms and communal spaces.
* [http://listart.mit.edu/ List Visual Arts Center]
* [http://listart.mit.edu/index.php?q=cms/map Map of public art on MIT campus]
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