Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson


Press a pedal or turn a crank and you’ll put Ganson’s machines into motion.

Images of Discovery: Communicating Science through Photography

Through August 31, 2017

Experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.

Désiré Despradelle, Perspective detail of the Beacon of Progress, c. 1899.

Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle: Spectacular Cities

September 28, 2016 - March 19, 2017

Despite careers separated by a century, architect Désiré Despradelle (1862–1912) and artist Grazia Toderi (b. 1963) share a conception of the city and urban architecture as spectacle.

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT


Explore the ideas that shaped Artificial Intelligence and the birth of robotics, fields that are synonymous with research at MIT.

Holography: Dimensions of Light


View and interact with selected works from the MIT Museum’s comprehensive holography collection in Holography: Dimensions of Light.

Rapid and Deployable: An Experiment in Fast Construction


Through one student project, explore how architects, designers and artists are redefining practices, pioneering techniques, and experimenting with material properties, while asking the questions:

Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work


Inventive projects and kinetic sculpture by MIT students exemplify the Institute’s legendary values of creativity, ingenuity, and practical problem solving.

Hart Nautical Gallery

Hart Nautical Gallery


A pair of installations in the MIT Museum’s Hart Nautical Gallery trace the evolution of ocean engineering at MIT since the early 20th century.

Sampling MIT


Explore some of the topics researched at MIT, including aerospace, DNA, air safety, oceanography, and more.

Upcoming Exhibitions

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Opening Spring 2018

Santiago Ramón y Cajal made transformative discoveries of the anatomy of the brain and nervous system, work that led to his receiving a Nobel Prize in 1906. This founder of modern neuroscience was also an exceptional artist.

Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Legacy of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Opening Spring 2018

See what the MIT Museum is planning for this groundbreaking exhibition tracing the legacy of influential naval engineer Nathaneal Greene Herreshoff.

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Upcoming Events

February 28
Soap Box: Quantum Computers and Philosophy of Science

March 4
Girls Day

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