Big Bang Data explores the intersections of culture, technology, and society in the digital age.
György Kepes (1906-2001) was one of the most influential art practitioners, educators and writers of the twentieth century, and his work as a painter and art teacher has been celebrated in both exhibitions and scholarship.
See highlights of ship portraits and plans from the Hart Nautical Collection's Herreschoff archives, on view in the hallway to the left of the second-floor visitor services desk.
See artist Jorge Otero-Pailos's "Space-Time 1964/2014," a C-print documenting his 2014 re-enactment of Harold Edgerton's iconic 1964 photograph "Bullet Through Apple." Otero-Pailos worked with MIT Museum staff using Edgerton's original equipment.
View and interact with selected works from the MIT Museum’s comprehensive holography collection in Holography: Dimensions of Light.
The Enemy by Karim Ben Khelifa, a groundbreaking interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibition and immersive experience, makes its North American premiere at the MIT Museum.
Inventive projects and kinetic sculpture by MIT students exemplify the Institute’s legendary values of creativity, ingenuity, and practical problem solving.
Experience photography as a tool for communicating about—and inspiring a passion for—science and technology.
In The Diamond Trace, French photographer Patrick Tourneboeuf examines the aftermath of a city that grew after the discovery of a big diamond, and was all but abandoned when the gems became scarce.
Cosmic Bell and its integrated program is an innovative experiment in public engagement with complex science topics. The exhibition explores the Cosmic Bell Experiment, an international, research project led by MIT physicists David Kaiser, Alan Guth, and Andrew Friedman.
Through one student project, explore how architects, designers and artists are redefining practices, pioneering techniques, and experimenting with material properties.
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.
A collaboratively built 3-D model and rarely seen architectural drawings, photographs, and objects celebrate the centennial of MIT in Cambridge.
Public and Private: East Germany in Photographs by Ulrich Wüst presents Ulrich Wüst’s evocative views of the former totalitarian state and the transformations of the capital, Berlin, before and after reunification.
Melding art, science, history and technology, 5000 Moving Parts featured sculptures by Anne Lilly, John Douglas Powers, Takis, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Arthur Ganson in collaboration with sound artist Christina Campanella.
The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography presented a rare opportunity to view selected works from the world-wide community of practicing display holographers.
This exhibition in the Kurtz Gallery for Photography featureed a range of images by twenty photographers whose work appeared in the influential landscape and urban design journal Places between the years of 1987 and 2009, when the journal moved online.
Provocative, thoughtful and sometimes haunting, the portraits in this exhibition of 19th century Americans portray men, women and children during an era when new photographic technologies were just becoming accessible and popular.
New York-based photographer Stanley Greenberg has long entranced viewers with his stunning black-and-white photographs that provide unparalleled access to objects and places ordinary people might otherwise never see—from New York's century-old water system to the hidden infrastructure of some of
We use them every day. They influence our lives. They are so common that we rarely think about them: the hidden heroes of everyday life. Be it a dowel, a tea bag or a zipper, these objects are classics.
After the event of Hurricane Katrina, faculty, students, and alumni from MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) worked in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast with many organizations and on many issues.
During the past century, many glaciers of the Greater Himalaya have been in retreat. Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya reveals the dramatic glacial melt through stunning photography taken by mountaineer, filmmaker and Glacier
"What is MIT?" Ask the MIT community to describe the Institute and you will hear a thousand different stories.
Joël Tettamanti’s photographs are a vast archive of the structures, villages and cities that people create and inhabit, and the landforms and climates that shape their culture.
Graphic designers rarely achieve fame or even public recognition for their work, although that work is often highly visible and broad in its impact. Jacqueline S.
“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.” —John Berger
This exhibition featured projects that explore the use of light for changing the way we see and communicate.
The MIT Museum opened the new Kurtz Gallery for Photography with an inaugural exhibition featuring over seventy images by Berenice Abbott taken while working at MIT.
The sounds produced by the Paradiso Synthesizer are “programmed” manually by running wires between various outputs and inputs.
To accompany the exhibition Berenice Abbott: Photography and Science: An Essential Unity, Daniel Jackson, an avid photographer and MIT professor of electrical engineering and computer science, created a photographic essay documenting current scientific research at MIT.
This exhibition explores MIT Museum's collection of holograms—the world's largest such collection. The holograms on display provide a truly unique visual experience and survey the usefulness of holography, from anthropological and archival renderings to credit card security.
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