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Current Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

Geology, Exploration, Tourism, and Architecture

This year the Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. This exhibit looks at four areas regarding this spacious ecological world wonder: geology, exploration, tourism and other impacts, and the woman “architect,”...

August 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

A Theater Without Theater

The design studio “A Theater Without Theater” invited students to explore the architectural potentials of the theatrical. Discovering productive intersections with theater, students acquired a better understanding of architecture and the city.

June 8, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Upcoming Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

Irrawaddy River: People, Landscapes & Boats

The Irrawaddy River is the major waterway and largest river in Myanmar. It flows from north to south and it is used by Burmese people daily to take baths, do laundry, wash vegetables, and transport goods for trade and other commercial purposes.

Camila Chaves Cortes has taken three trips along the Irrawaddy watching the life, landscapes, and boats along the way. These inspired her to show these color photographs, cyanotypes, paintings, and a three-dimensional sculpture of one of the boats.

Opens October 9, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

Vermeer Through a New Lens

This exhibition is by Boston-based writer and artist and 2007 MIT alumni Will Dowd. These thirteen prints use the paintings of Vermeer—those paragons of visual perfection—to explore issues of sight and optics.

By manipulating these iconic artworks, Dowd allows viewers to see through his eyes—and visual impairment—thereby offering a fresh look at an old master.

Opens October 12, 2019
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ACT Fall Studio Final Exhibit

This exhibit will feature work from the course 4.390, Studio for Art, Culture and Technology. Professors Judith Barry and Nida Sinnokrot, assisted by lecturer Tobias Putrih and teaching assistant Cheyenne Vandervoode will curate the show.

Opens December 9, 2019

Past Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

Undergraduate Design on Display

With a group of active practitioners composing the core of the architecture and design faculty, the coursework on display for this exhibit is centered on contemporary practice, and on the parallel investigation of context, use,...

Ended June 9, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

Mind and Hand in the Print Shop: Letterpress at MIT

This exhibit celebrates the centuries-old art of letterpress, brought to new life by members of the MIT community. The collection includes pamphlets written, designed, hand-set, and hand-printed by MIT students on the Beaver Press, a...

Ended April 4, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

GIS & Data Lab at Rotch Library

GIS & Data Lab is an exhibit that highlights the new lab space at MIT’s Rotch Library. The new GIS & Data Lab is now open on the 1st floor of Rotch Library and has...

Ended March 15, 2019
RRotch Library Exhibit

Pantea Karimi’s Visual Thinking: Six Ways of Picturing Knowledge

The exhibit features six bodies of works that are inspired by a collection of 19th century books housed at MIT Institute Archives & Special Collections, as well as medieval books in the possession of libraries around the world.

There is a reception on Friday Sep 28 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the main gallery space at the Rotch.

Ended December 14, 2018
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Intersections

This exhibit features poster designs from Sonny Oram’s work in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning. (June 2016 to present.) Oram’s posters present an eclectic graphic identity that reflects the broad scope of DUSP’s work....

Ended September 15, 2018
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