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Compton Gallery

jacket worn by Seiji Ozawa

Located in the heart of campus under the big dome, the MIT Museum's Compton Gallery is a changing exhibition space where visitors encounter a wide range of exhibitions that encompass the varied fields of science, technology, architecture, history, and art.

MIT Museum opens final gallery for MIT 150 exhibition

Friday, April 1 - December 31, 2011
Compton Gallery, Rm 10-150
Please join us for the opening on April 1, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Many visitors to the MIT Museum have enjoyed the MIT 150 Exhibition in the Thomas Peterson '57 Gallery and artifacts on display elsewhere on campus, including the MIT Libraries' Maihaugen Gallery. The final 19 objects on display in the Compton Gallery relate to special aspects of life at MIT. Highlights include one of the original wooden Tech Dinghy sailboats, WMBR's radio station console, Clarence Williams' monumental study Technology and the Dream, a Media Lab designed jacket worn by Keith Lockhart when directing Tech Night at the Pops in 1998 (above), and the most iconic object in the entire exhibition, MIT's Great Dome.

Enjoy all the events and activities for MIT's 150th anniversary celebration!


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Compton Gallery
MIT Museum
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Building 10, Room 150
Open Daily 10a.m.-5p.m.
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Compton Gallery

The Museum's Compton Gallery, an intimate, reflective space.