The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

June 3, 2017September 3, 2017

The Polaroid Project surveys the history of the innovative photographic company Polaroid and its intersection with art, science, and technology during the second-half of the twentieth century. Featuring a wide-ranging group of artists, the exhibition showcases the diversity of works produced over several decades.

The Polaroid Project displays a variety of image sizes and formats produced over the years and the rich legacy of technological and artistic experimentation that the company enabled prior to its obsolescence. This exhibition has been organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis/New York/Paris/Lausanne, in collaboration with the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass., and the WestLicht Museum for Photography, Vienna.

Visitors of all ages can look for interactive cards that include interesting bits of information about the Polaroid Corporation’s cameras, film, history and more scattered throughout the exhibition.

Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Free tours of this exhibition take place Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m. and begin at the exhibition entrance on the second floor. No reservations are required.

Visit the museum’s Library to learn more about the Polaroid Corporation and instant photography. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.