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Arthur M. Sackler Museum - CLOSED

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-495-9400
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Sad and ill-fated remnant of Harvard's museums and monument to the stubbornness of town against gown

One of the last buildings designed by postmodernist James Sterling, and certainly not his best... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
murrayhiller
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murrayhill
Now known as the Harvard Art Museums | Free Admission Day on Saturday April 1 2016

You can view the collections formerly at the Broadway location at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
greatlady482
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Harvard's newest art museum specializes in Ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Later Indian art.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
30 Sep 2016
“Sad and ill-fated remnant of Harvard's museums and monument to the stubbornness of town against gown”
26 Apr 2016
“Now known as the Harvard Art Museums | Free Admission Day on Saturday April 1 2016”
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485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
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+1 617-495-9400

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

One of the last buildings designed by postmodernist James Sterling, and certainly not his best, this building hasn't aged well. Now empty except for an academic department, this odd building has always sat strangely in its place across from the Fogg. The key feature--a walkway...More

Thank murrayhiller
Reviewed 26 April 2016

You can view the collections formerly at the Broadway location at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge. The Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum have been consolidated as of 2015.

Thank greatlady482
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is now one of THREE museums housed in one building and collectively titled the Harvard Art Museums

Thank AccessGuy
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This little museum located on what I think was the Harvard Campus was amazing. I underestimated the time that I was going to spend in this museum and I could have easily spent 2-3 hours here. The collection is varied and large. The museum was...More

1  Thank Kswck_Dinner_Jckt
Reviewed 27 December 2014

The Sackler was closed for a long time, but it re-opened in November as part of the combined Harvard Art Museums. The Sackler has a very fine collection, particularly its Asian Art.

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 13 March 2014

This museum boasts one of the finest collections of Chinese jades and archaic bronzes. But, alas it is currently closed. But, it should reopen in late 2014.

3  Thank Guide_to_Great_Meals
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Since Harvard's Fogg Museum, just across the street, has been under renovation, most of its contents were moved to the Sackler. The renovation is almost complete and very handsome. Meantime the Sackler boasts all types of exhibits and artifacts and should be definitely viewed by...More

Thank Eleni O
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The Fogg and Busch Reisinger are closed now for renovations, so if you want to see some of Harvard's art treasures, you can see an excellent selection at the Sackler which has made space for its sister museums in the interim. Definitely worth the visit...More

Thank 7continents2010
Reviewed 25 March 2013

While the Fogg and the Busch-Reisinger Museums are closed for renovation, many of their greatest hits are here at the Sackler. With a wide ranging selection of art works ranging from beautiful Islamic manuscripts to thousand year old Buddhas to Jackson Pollack, Max Beckmann, Moholy-Nagy...More

Thank bostonmarc
Reviewed 23 March 2013

My interest is in Asian art, so I was looking forward to the Sackler. Unfortunately, the other Harvard musuems (Fogg) are under construction, so their collections have been put in the Sackler, displacing much of the Sackler collection. The works we did see were outstanding...More

Thank Shojin
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