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Press and News Archives

2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003




Friday After Thanksgiving (FAT) Chain Reaction 2008 Video is now online!


Lighting Ceremony and Opening Celebration for new three-dimensional public art exhibit, viewable every evening from the street.
Luminous Windows: Holograms for the 21st Century
features new work by six acclaimed international artists.


Soap Box/Grassroots and Global: Technologies & Social Change

9.9.08 Red Lines, Death Vows, Foreclosures, Risk Structures: Architectures of Finance from the Great Depression to the Sub-Prime Meltdown, an exhibition by designer Damon Rich and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). September 9 - December 21, 2008 in the Compton Gallery

Innovation Night at the MIT Museum
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

4.29.08 As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, swissnex Boston, the Swiss Consulate and the MIT Museum invite you to learn about climate change by taking part in the ThinkSwiss/MIT Museum Climate Change Walking Tour.
4.01.08 New Orleans 1867: Photographs by Theodore Lilienthal was recently published by Gary van Zante, curator of architecture and design at the MIT Museum.
3.18.08 Cambridge Science Festival launches second year! April 26 – May 5, 2008
3.18.08 Cambridge Science Festival Events at the MIT Museum include family day, Lunch with a Laureate, performances, tours and more
2.01.08 Soap Box: Creativity and Innovation Special Series features William Mitchell, David Berry, John Hockenberry, and Sherry Turkle
1.25.08 Re:Design theatrical performance at the MIT Museum/(pdf) Evolution Performances & Talks Feb. '07
1.09.08 Urban Design and Civil Protest: A Contemporary Meditation in the Compton Gallery. Opens February 28 – June 9, 2008


11.07 Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.) Chain Reaction
11.07 MIT and The Sea: Pioneers in Ocean Exploration
11.07 The 2nd Annual Cambridge Science Festival: Announcement and Call for Entries
10.07 Museum Acquisition Announced: Claude Shannon's Ingenious Machines
10.07 EIGHT EINSTEINS: Hybrid Illusions by Aude Oliva, Antonio Torralba, and Amanda O'Keefe
8.07 MIT Museum Announces New Exhibit: MIT Professor Jerry Milgram: An Exceptional Ocean Engineer
8.07 Open House Celebration! Sept. 29 & 30, 10a.m.-4p.m. (announcement and program)
8.07 MIT Museum Completes Three Million Dollar Renovation and Opens Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery
7.07 Mark Epstein (Class of 1963) Innovation Gallery at the MIT Museum Opening September 29, 2007
5.07 MIT Museum and Historic New England are offering reciprocal admission during June 2007
4.07 The First Science Festival in the U.S. Presented by the MIT Museum, The Cambridge Science Festival premiers April 21 - 29
4.07 Walk the Human Genome Trail: Kendall to Harvard Square - See the world's largest model of the human genome!
4.07 Soap Box: Global Warming, Up Close and Local, Part 2
3.07 A System of Coordinates: Invention and Sustainability
3.07 Cambridge Science Festival Events at MIT and the MIT Museum
2.07 Global Warming, Up Close and Local: Boston University Biology Professor Richard Primack and researcher Abraham Miller-Rushing to lead two Soap Box discussions
1.07 The Heart of MIT: Twenty Years of Photography by Donna Coveney
Exhibit Eight Einsteins


12.06 Construction Begins for New Gallery and Program Space
11.06 Friday After Thanksgiving (F.A.T.): Chain Reaction Teams Wanted - The Public is Invited to Watch!
11.06 The Invisible Forest: Microbes in the Sea - Soap Box talk by Penny Chisholm
10.06 October is Energy Month: Calendar Listings
10.06 Cambridge Science Festival Issues Call for Entries
10.06 Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Link Event
9.06 Singular Beauty: Simple Microscopes from the Giordano Collection
9.06 Front + Back: Investigating a Renaissance Drawing
9.06 Soap Box Fall Schedule
9.06 MIT Professor George Owen: Eminent Designer and Yachtsman - Book signing September 21 at 7:00 p.m.
7.06 New MIT Museum appointment: Seth Riskin, Emerging Technologies Coordinator
6.06 Summer: Free Admission for Cambridge Library Card Holders
5.06 Soap Box talk, May 23: Media Lab Professor Mitchel Resnick on Preparing Today's Children For Life In Tomorrow's Creative Society
5.06 New Exhibit opens in Emerging Technologies Gallery, May 23: Tech'ing it to the next level
4.06 Soap Box talk, April 26: Nancy Kanwisher on the cognitive and neural basis of face and object recognition
4.06 Object Lessons, April 19: Galton's Whistle and Other Amazing Physics Instruments
4.06 MIT Museum Announces New Volunteer Program
4.06 New Solo Show: Pia Lindman: Embodiments, April 18 - June 30, 2006
3.06 Andrew Endy on Synthetic Biology at Tuesday, March 21 Soap Box Event
2.06 National Engineers Week @ MIT Museum: Announcement and Schedule

Arnold Newman: Twentieth Century Photographs opens January 30 in the Compton Gallery

1.06 Eve Downing, Director of Outreach, The Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology presents: "Safe and Sound: Protecting Soldiers and First Responders" through the Museum's F.A.S.T. program
1.06 Installation, January 20 - April 30, 2006: COLLISIONbox #2: Cars and Stars
1.06 Professor Donald Sadoway featured at Tuesday, February 21 Soap Box Event: Fuels cells and portable power solutions
1.06 Six Minutes of Terror - Dr. Juan R. Cruz on the Mars Exploration Rovers Entry, Descent, and Landing
1.06 Dr. Rodney Brooks featured at Tuesday, January 10 Soap Box Event
1.06 At The Museum Winter 2006


11.05 Free Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Object Lessons features MIT Museum Science and Technology Curator Debbie Douglas, discussing a rare computational device
10.05 The MIT Museum launches Soap Box, a new series of salon-style early-evening conversations with scientists and engineers who are making the news that really matters
10.05 iSPOTS: Living and Working in MIT's Wireless Community. On November 1, MIT completes the wireless campus project – students, professors, staff and even guests can wirelessly access the internet from any place on campus.
10.05 Finding Form: The Art of Richard Filipowski. The MIT Museum spotlights the sculpture and graphic art of Richard Filipowski (b. 1923), professor of visual studies at MIT for over three decades.
4.05 Museum director and academic researcher John Durant is the new director of the MIT Museum
1.05 MIT Museum Receives Landmark Donation of Keuffel & Esser Slide Rule Collection


9.04 MIT Museum's Hart Nautical Collection Portrays The Romance and Reality of Clipper Ships
9.04 Artistry of Swiss Engineering Revealed in Exhibition on Most Innovative Structural Designers of the 20th Century
2.04 MIT Museum and School of Architecture & Planning Exhibit Urban Photography of Gabriele Basilico


10.03 MIT Museum Celebrates Centenary of Wright Brothers First Flight

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