Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston

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    Louise Nevelson's "Transparent Horizon"

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 27, 2010

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    Smaller in scale than the Big Sail, Transparent Horizon by Louise Nevelson, is another noteworthy sculpture. Made of corten steel, and clearly abstract in its composition, it is worth a few minutes of pondering on the probable message its creator wants to convey.

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    Frank Gehry's "Strata Center"

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 22, 2010

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    Another noteworthy artistic creation in the MIT campus is Frank Gehry's Strata Center. The building looks like a crazier version than other Gehry's designs such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and Bilboa Spain's Guggenheim.

    The building, however, is not immune from controversy. In 2007, MIT filed a lawsuit against Gehry's firm (and the contractor) for providing "deficient design services and drawings." While the saga continues, Gehry's firm continues to rake in more business - with more than 12 buildings in the pipeline.

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    Kenneth Noland's "Here-There" mural

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 22, 2010

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    One of the wonders of modern art, is that seemingly mundane structures could be works of art themselves! Just take a look at the "plain" white wall at the main atrium of the List Visual Arts Center. Lo and behold, it's a work of art by modern minimalist abstract artist Kenneth Noland!

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    The Big Sail by Alexander Calver

    by Tijavi Updated Mar 22, 2010

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    The MIT campus is a treasure trove of modern art - lots of it for everyone to enjoy, and best of all, free - and the humongous Big Sail by Alexander Calver deserves a big applause. Standing high at 40 ft, the modern steel sculpture, indeed, looks like a big sail, as the name implies.

    Just like many modern artworks, the sculpture is perhaps best enjoyed by looking at it from different angles - as in the pictures here. Just a note on photo 1, the police car is not part of the sculpture, although it blends perfectly!

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    M.I.T

    by eternel2002 Updated Jan 8, 2007
    M.I.T great dome and Killian Court.
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    M.I.T is a great institution, one of the famoust universities in the united states in science and technology research.
    As a visitor you'll get imporessed by its architecture and especially its great dome.

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  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

    by Hiroco Written May 28, 2004

    MIT List Visual Arts Center, features challenging, intellectually inquisitive, contemporary art making in all media. Artists of national and international stature, as well as emerging artists, are featured in exhibitions. Publicly-sited sculptures by such artists as Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, and hundreds of paintings, prints, and photographs are located throughout campus.
    Address: Wiesner Building, E15-109, 20 Ames Street,Cambridge,MA,USA,02139

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  • MIT List Visual Arts Center

    by Listcenter Updated May 28, 2004

    MIT List Visual Arts Center, features challenging, intellectually inquisitive, contemporary art making in all media. Artists of national and international stature, as well as emerging artists, are featured in exhibitions. Publicly-sited sculptures by such artists as Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Pablo Picasso, and Alexander Calder, and hundreds of paintings, prints, and photographs are located throughout campus.
    Address: Wiesner Building, E15-109, 20 Ames Street,Cambridge,MA,USA,02139

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    "I've been there"

    by davidlop Written Apr 19, 2004
    Me at the MIT

    Yes, I'm an engineer, so showing up onto this place is almost a must... anyway, was also interesting to see how students behave in this institution, playing with RC cars on the aisles (the day I was there, at least), and getting into some labs ready to build a satellite or something like that... :-)

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    Check out MIT!

    by duanestorey Updated Apr 8, 2003

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    Jan, Mike and Andrzej riding the rails

    MIT is one of the most prestigious schools in North America.. I actually looked at doing my master's degree there when I finished my undergrad..I was about to apply, and then I noticed the $20,000 USD per year for foreign students. A little out of my price range unfortunately!

    But, it was definitely cool to see nonetheless..

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    Crazy MIT Building

    by GlobeTrottin Written Jun 3, 2007

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    Stata Center

    Don't miss the Stata Center (hard to miss it)... it houses the CS department.
    Jagged blocks of orange and white... it's quite a sight!
    Hey that rhymes!

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    MIT

    by lashr1999 Written Sep 22, 2004

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    me at MIT

    Lays claim to having a number of Nobel Prize winners. If you are one who has means send your child here to study engineering.

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    Wall to Sept. 11 @ MIT

    by seamus_waldr Updated Jan 13, 2003

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    Spontaneously painted wall @ MIT, Sep. 11 2001

    This wall was spontaneously painted after the attacks of September 11th 2001. It was near Central Square T stop near MIT.

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