The MIT List Visual Arts Center is currently seeking 2 volunteers to lead walking tours of MIT’s Public Art Collection. MIT’s noted public art, which is enjoyed by the MIT community and visitors alike, has numerous works by major artists. Since 1961, generous gifts, loans, and commissions have made possible the inclusion of works by Alexander Calder, Jennifer Bartlett, Frank Stella, Petah Coyne, Henry Moore, Beverly Pepper, Mark di Suvero, and several major bronzes by Jacques Lipchitz. Commissions through MIT’s Percent-for-Art program also enrich MIT’s Public Art Collection. Percent-for-Art commissions include works by Louise Nevelson, Cai Guo-Qiang, Sarah Sze, Dan Graham, Sol LeWitt, Anish Kapoor, and Lawrence Weiner.
Volunteers will be trained and have the opportunity to learn about this major collection of public art as well as contribute a valuable service to a nonprofit art institution. Qualified volunteers will have a deep appreciation of art, an interest in modern and contemporary art history, and effective public speaking and communication skills. The physical ability to lead a walking tour for up to two hours is necessary. Candidates are asked to make a one-year commitment and be available for at least two tours per month, occasionally including evenings and weekends.
For more information, please contact David Freilach.
DAVID A. FREILACH