Past Exhibitions

Felix Candela

Félix Candela: Builder, Engineer, Structural Artist

April 2 – September 27, 2009

Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist, is an exhibition devoted to the work of Spanish-born master builder and structural artist Félix Candela (1910-1997). 

Giant Leaps: MIT Goes to the Moon

June 10 – September 13, 2009

Ask anyone who was at MIT in the 1960s and early 1970s about the Apollo program and they will tell you where they gathered on campus to watch launches, landings, and splashdowns. People all over the world were watching but at MIT, many had much more at stake.


Through September 13, 2009

Connections at the MIT Museum explores the social potential of new communication technologies.


March 19 – September 13, 2009

An exhibition of selected works by Shada/Jahn (Steve Shada and MIT Media Lab Artist in Residence Marisa Jahn) and Cati Vaucelle.

Ports and Ships: Photographs by Andrea Frank

February 10 – June 14, 2009

Despite the expansion of air transport in the last half century, global trade still moves mainly by sea, as it has for centuries. Ports and Ships illuminates the invisible global network of vessels crisscrossing the seas, delivering goods, and connecting continents.

The Types We Can Make: A Selection of Contemporary Swiss Type Design

February 10 – June 14, 2009

The exhibition presents a selection of new typography from Switzerland, where type design has been a high art form for generations.

Flashes of Inspiration: The Work of Harold Edgerton

Through March 2, 2009

The world knew him for his splashing milk-drop, scientists were indebted to him for giving them a window on the invisible, generations of MIT students looked to him for inspiration, but there's so much more to learn about the man everybody called “Doc.”

ANN, Paula Dawson

Luminous Windows

Winter 2009

Throughout the winter, from dusk until 2 a.m. the MIT Museum presents an exhibition of contemporary, 3-D holographic artworks displayed in the windows viewable only from outside the Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery, on the street and sidewalks of Massachusetts Avenue.

Klein Side Scan Sonar: A World Leader in Ocean Exploration

Through 2009
The Beginnings of Side Scan Sonar From Sonar to Side Scan Sonar

Low Rez/HI FI

Through 2009

Low Rez/HI FI consists of a of double-sided light-emitting diode (LED) net that addresses and engages passers-by with its performative and responsive behavior. Movement along the sidewalk, captured by cameras, triggers a dynamic response from each of the addressable pixels.

Learning Lab: The Cell

Through 2008

Learning Lab: The Cell was an innovative space developed by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences to create a laboratory for self-guided and directed learning in the middle of the MIT Museum.

Sampling MIT – Past Installations

Browse past installations from the museum’s ever-changing Sampling MIT exhibition. Connect with cutting-edge research being done by students and staff at MIT today.

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