Supporters of They Come to Us without a Word

The MIT List Visual Arts Center and Joan Jonas are pleased to acknowledge those listed below for their exemplary support of the U.S. Pavilion:


Venice Biennale 2015 Advisory Committee


Richard Armstrong
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Chris Bedford
Rose Art Museum

Holly Block
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Co-Commissioner, U.S. Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale

Chris Bratton
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Susanne Ghez
Art Institute of Chicago

Ann Hamilton
U.S. Pavilion, 48th Venice Biennale

Anne Hawley
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Barbara Krakow
Barbara Krakow Gallery

Tom Lentz
Harvard Art Museums

Carey Lovelace
Co-Commissioner, U.S. Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale

Jill Medvedow
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Gregory R. Miller
Gregory R. Miller & Co.

Federica Olivares
Edizioni Olivares

Yoko Ono

Jock Reynolds
Yale University Art Gallery

Malcolm Rogers
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Beatrix Ruf
Stedelijk Museum

Sarah Sze
U.S. Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale

Michael Wiener

Fred Wilson
U.S. Pavilion, 50th Venice Biennale




Cynthia and John Reed

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

U.S. Department of State


Matrons and Patrons


Karen and Gregory Arenson


Fundación Botín, Santander

Barbara and Julian Cherubini


Council for the Arts at MIT

Alison and John Ferring

Charlotte Feng Ford

Carolyn Fine Friedman and Jerry Friedman

Agnes Gund

Pamela and Richard Kramlich

Lambent Foundation

Barbara Lee Family Foundation

Toby Devan Lewis

Lore Harp McGovern

Gregory R. Miller and Michael Wiener

MIT Office of the Associate Provost

MIT Office of the Dean of School of Architecture and Planning

MIT Office of the President

MIT Office of the Provost

Jane and Neil Pappalardo

Elizabeth A. Sackler

VIA Art Fund

Francis H. Williams





Steven Corkin and Dan Maddalena

Brit d’Arbeloff

Audrey and James Foster

Galleria Rafaella Cortese

Gavin Brown’s enterprise

Jodi and Hal Hess

JL Foundation

Patricia LaValley and Geoff Hargadon

Lucy Moon Lim and Richard Lim

Tristin and Martin Mannion

Max Mara

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology

Valeria Navarro and Jean-Jacques Degroof

Helen and William Pounds

Jeanne and Don Stanton

Terry and Rick Stone

Illya Szilak and Chris Vroom

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary


Wilkinson Gallery





Karen and Brian Conway

Bridgitt and Bruce Evans

John Frishkopf

Alberta Gerschel and Peter Wasserman

Abigail Ross Goodman

Idee German Schoenheimer

Maria C. Taft





Art Production Fund

Holly Block

Nanette Boileau and Loran Chick

Kate and Charles Brizius

Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy

Lindsay and Charles Coolidge

Hassenfeld Foundation

Barbara Krakow

Susan and Drew Leff

Galerie Lelong

Carol LeWitt

Beth and Rick Marcus

Sue McCollum

Joan and Michael Salke

Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton

Lucille and Rick Spagnuolo

David Teiger

John and Sally Van Doren

Rosamond Vaule

Dorsey Waxter

Anonymous (2)


As of August 12, 2015


Donations made by March 31, 2015 are acknowledged in the catalogue and on this page of the website.