Metal Arts Lecture Series

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering's Metal Arts lecture series focuses on artists firmly rooted in craft but actively innovating and pushing their medium and art forward. We want to expose our students to dedicated artists who integrate metallurgical processes and principles seamlessly with their artistic practice. 

MIT's motto, mens et manus, translates from Latin as mind and hand and we seek artists that embrace this philosophy.

2018 A Study in Color on Metal: Helen Shirk Lecture Video Link

2016 (Fall) Patterns of Excellence: Bob Kramer, Demo Video Link, Lecture Video Link


2016 (Spring),

Inaugural Lecturer,

Man of Steel: Albert Paley Lecture Video Link