Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Museum
Building N51 265 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
Open Daily 10am – 5pm / Closed Major Holidays
If the MIT Museum is closed due to snow, there will be a message here.
Launched in 2012 as a venture in social entrepreneurship, Little Sun was created by internationally renowned artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.
In October 2013 it was announced that Eliasson will be the recipient of the 2014, 40th Anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. During his residence at MIT, Eliasson is working with students to further improve and develop Little Sun. Sales of Little Sun in developed countries underwrite a lower sales price in developing countries.
Little Sun was installed at the MIT Museum for the MIT Energy Club's public event, Energy Night 2013.