A Visual History of OME Programs

By Anna Babbi Klein, Communications Manager, DUE

As part of the MIT Open House on April 30, the Office of Minority Education (OME) welcomed attendees into the OME suite to see a visual display of the programs—Interphase, Laureates and Leaders, Mentor Advocate Partnership—from 1970's to present. Quinnton Harris ’11, created a set of large-scale, graphically rich posters that convey the intellectually dynamic nature of the programs. The posters can still be seen in 4-107.

collage of photos of OME posters

Quinnton Harris is a Mechanical Engineering major who describes himself as an “artist, architect, designer, and brander.” The story of his self-discovery and evolution as an artist, while attending MIT, is not only fascinating, but provides context on his work. In talking about his process, he notes:

Coupled with my desire to contextualize my own perception of the world, I am driven to merge the mechanical with the spatial to design branded environments and experiences. I have grown passionate about crafting an ambiance from a concept, and then capturing the haecceity of this entity in its design graphically and physically.


This is such an honor! The Office of Minority Education has played a crucial role in my success here as a student at MIT and I am proud to have been able to my talent to this project. For more pictures of the opening event for the mural, visit my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52344448@N08/sets/72157626705460096/