On Friday, Sept. 4, MIT’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), the List Visual Arts Center, and Arts at MIT hosted “Arts on the Radar,” a collaborative initiative to introduce new and returning students to the wide array of arts programs and opportunities sponsored by MIT on and off campus.
The evening began with the MIT List Visual Arts Center Student Loan Art Program Barbeque, with guided tours of the exhibition. Everyone was encouraged to twin their favorite artwork in the student loan exhibition by making a mask to match and posting an image to social media with the #twin hashtag. The best matches posted on Instagram won prizes including a free art class at the Student Art Association.
The party later moved down to the lower level atrium of the Wiesner Building for the art exhibition and dance party. Björn Sparrman SM ’16 designed and curated an installation of videos and artworks by ACT and Department of Architecture students; this was funded, in part, through a director’s grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT (CAMIT). In the ACT Cube, students, alumni, staff, and faculty DJs kept everyone dancing the night away.