MIT Chapel

48 Rear Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139- Map It
(617) 253-3913

AAA Editor Notes

MIT Chapel is on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's west campus at 48 Rear Massachusetts Ave. Noted architect Eero Saarinen designed the cylindrical brick structure; the aluminum bell tower is by sculptor Theodore Roszak. A shallow moat surrounds the windowless building, and the bottom of the cylinder is penetrated by irregular arches through which light reflected from the moat plays on the interior walls. One-hour concerts featuring everything from Renaissance to contemporary music are offered some months.
Chapel and concerts free.
Hours: Chapel daily dawn-dusk. Concerts are given Thurs. at noon, Feb.-Mar. and Oct.-Nov. Closed holidays and during spring break.