Exhibitions On View

Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy

Through May 1, 2021

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

Imagined Communities: Photographs by Mila Teshaieva

Through February 28, 2019

This retrospective of photographer Mila Teshaieva’s multi-year work on constructed identities, is drawn from three recent projects in which she interrogates the idea of nation as an "imagined community” and a political construct that is often in conflict with private and public memory. 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies

Through January 30, 2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), the MIT Museum plans an historical overview through selected works by CAVS research fellows, students and professors.   

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Through December 31, 2018

An unprecedented opportunity to see and compare the beautifully rendered images of renowned scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934), with contemporary visualizations of the brain created by neuroscientists at MIT and other universities.

Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson

Ongoing

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

Hart Nautical Gallery

Hart Nautical Gallery

Ongoing

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.

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