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Current Exhibits

LLewis Music Library Exhibit

Andreas Refsgaard

A 2022-23 visiting artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), creative coder Andreas Refsgaard allows people to experiment, interact, and have fun with algorithms and machine learning. Two of his projects will be on view in Lewis Music Library.

September 26, 2022 - December 20, 2022
RRotch Library Exhibit

Wojnarowicz in Cambridge

Wojnarowicz in Cambridge is a series of photographic portraits composed in response to David Wojnarowicz’s Rimbaud in New York series. It brings queer visibility into the public sphere, inviting viewers to consider identity—as something constructed, as something fluid and changeable—so that the current dialogue (and debate) about identity politics becomes more nuanced, more inclusive, more representative.

Reception: September 14, 2022, 4-6pm in Rotch Library Gallery

September 14, 2022 - October 26, 2022

Upcoming Exhibits

MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

South Asia and the Institute

Researched by current MIT faculty, students, alumni, and staff, this historical exhibit tells the remarkable story of South Asia at MIT and MIT in South Asia to honor the determination and grit of multiple generations of South Asians at the Institute.

Opens October 14, 2022

Past Exhibits

RRotch Library Exhibit

Mindscapes IX

This exhibition is of paintings by MIT alumna Susan E. Schur. Her work utilizes various techniques of employing oil paint on paper and board to create works that provide exciting, multi-layer visual experiences, with each viewer becoming an active participant in the realization of the vision presented.

Ended July 29, 2022
RRotch Library Exhibit

Soft City

Soft City is a large-scale textile series that maps the urban fabric of Black neighborhoods in the Boston area. The tapestries map historic (redlined) and contemporary Black neighborhoods, including Roxbury, Dorchester, and East Cambridge.

Reception: March 11, 5-6pm

Ended April 21, 2022
RRotch Library Exhibit

The Poetry of Science

By combining the intensity of poetry with vivid imagery, The Poetry of Science aims to strengthen the voices and experiences of distinct communities of color, synthesizing a striking poetic and visual language.

Ended February 28, 2022
RRotch Library Exhibit

Shingles Nest

The Shingles Nest is a small pavilion installation that inhabits the Rotch Library and serves as a reading corner; visitors are invited to sit inside and enjoy the privacy and warmth of the wooden cocoon.

Ended February 28, 2022
MMaihaugen Gallery Exhibit

Envisioning Hayden Library

With a renovation of Charles Hayden Memorial Library, the MIT Libraries aim to create physical spaces that reflect the library of the future.

This exhibit brings together items from Hayden’s past — archival materials relating to its planning and dedication — with the vision for its future in a celebration of the library’s enduring role fueling research and learning at MIT.

Ended September 4, 2020
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