The School of Architecture and Planning is home to three exhibitions spaces that regularly feature the work of our faculty, researchers, students, and alumni. . 

For more information about our venues, visit the Galleries page.


Nov 27, 2017 to Dec 16, 2017

A “throwing forth” in its origin, the word projection can connote an image on a surface, a forecast, or a psychological tactic. To have a “project” is to work with a plan, to think in the future tense, or to conjure an image—all things that have direct bearing on architecture. Projected Architectures operates in that expanse of mental and physical space that spans from an optical device to an unconscious defense mechanism.

Nov 13, 2017 to Nov 26, 2017

The world is witnessing a refugee crisis of global proportions as war, persecution, and increasing poverty sequester growing refugee populations into isolated areas of camps, contention centers, forced labor zones, and slums. Today, more than 65 million people worldwide have been forcefully displaced. The response to the refugee crisis is carried out by a network of stakeholders of various capacities, intentions, and motivations.

Nov 2, 2017 to Feb 5, 2018
Gallery 9 at MIT, seen from Massachusetts Avenue

Over the past decade, the coming together of different cultural and disciplinary perspectives in our globally networked society, new forms of cultural mobility, and an increased recognition of technology's potency in optimizing design, fabrication, and implementation processes have transformed the field of architecture.  

May 1, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018
Giacomo Castagnola (S.M. Art, Culture and Technology, 2013) Documentary images of exhibition and space design La Casa del Hijo del Ahuizote, Mexico City 2013

When Professor György Kepes founded the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) in 1967, he provided a home at MIT for “artistic tasks that have authentic roots in our present condition.”