Public Programs

Over 1,700 visitors participated in the range of public programming offered at the List Center. This fiscal year, programming shifted to focus on exhibition related programming highlighting a range of film screenings, in gallery discussions, artist led workshops, and lectures including Thinking Feeling: An Affect Symposium related to Inventory of Shimmers. 

Scroll through below to see highlights of our public programs. 

It was an absolute delight to meet Kishonna Gray at the List Visual Arts Center, Kenneth Tam event. I thought [she] brought the whole event alive and made it accessible and interesting... I had never spoken at a public event before... It is a testament to the atmosphere you created.
— TONI TUGENBERG, on the new in gallery discussion series in conjunction with the List Projects facilitated by Kishonna Gray, MLK Visiting Scholar

Student Programs

This year, we continued the Graduate Student Talk series, providing a unique experience to connect research occurring in all corners of the Institute to the List Center’s exhibitions. 

We are thrilled to have launched a Student Tour Guide program through inviting four undergraduates to join the List Center team to lead tours of the exhibitions and public art collection enabling us to tour over 550 visitors.

A lot of the tours were like group discussions, and I feel like I’ve collected a small repository of people’s thoughts about art pieces; it’s interesting that different pieces leave a wide range of impressions on viewers.
— Claire Traweek
Being a student guide at the List gave me the opportunity to deepen my connection to art and share a beautiful part of MIT with others.
— Joseph Faraguna

Watch and Learn

In our continuing effort to educate museum visitors and make our art more accessible to visitors near and far, we produce short videos to accompany every major exhibition. Videos include artist and curator interviews and behind the scenes insights into the exhibition.