Campus Plus: How Does MIT Commission Public Artists?

Sculpture Sarah Sze

Blue Poles, Sarah Sze, 2004-2006, painted steel and aluminum

In a recent interview, Alison Upitis, Assistant Curator of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s List Visual Arts Center, (LVAC), noted that it wasn’t until after World War II that MIT first committed to art on campus, reacting to a need to humanize scientists who were involved in the war effort. Continue reading