• Alchemist, a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, is lit up at night.

    Alchemist, a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, is lit up at night.

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Plensa's Alchemist installed on campus

Alchemist, a sculpture by Jaume Plensa, is lit up at night.

Alumnus has loaned the work to MIT for one year in celebration of the Institute’s 150th anniversary.


Installation of Alchemist — a major sculptural work by Spanish contemporary artist Jaume Plensa that is on loan to MIT for one year in celebration of the Institute’s 150th anniversary — has been completed and the artwork now sits in the grassy area between Massachusetts Avenue and the Stratton Student Center.

The sculpture consists of mathematical symbols in the shape of a human form. It was commissioned specifically for the sesquicentennial celebration; an alumnus has underwritten the work.


Topics: Alumni/ae, Arts, MIT150

Comments

I love it already, especially at night with the lights. Isn't there a way MIT could keep it forever?

It is awesome! I see it at 6 a.m., when still dark. It really is a must see!

Anyone knows where it will end up once the year is over ? ..looks really cool...too bad it is just a loaner :-(...

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