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Harvard Art Museums

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Address: 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Discover the rich collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M....

Discover the rich collections of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums, newly united in a state-of-the-art facility designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The renovation and expansion of the museums' landmark building on the Harvard University campus provides new spaces for research, teaching, and learning. During your visit, explore the expanded Collections Galleries featuring works from the ancient world to the present, and from the Americas, Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Asia. The University Galleries are programmed in consultation with Harvard faculty to support their coursework and are also a site for curatorial experimentation. The Special Exhibitions Gallery presents important new research on artists and artistic practice. The revitalized Calderwood Courtyard offers dramatic views within the building, as well as access to the museums' new amenities. Find a keepsake in the shop and enjoy a snack at Jenny's Cafe. Visit the Lightbox Gallery at the building's summit to use technology to explore the collections in new and imaginative ways. There you can also view work taking place in the labs of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Attend a lecture or film, or make an appointment to visit the Art Study Center for a closer look at original works of art not currently on view in the galleries.

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Impressive collection of art in a beautiful setting

I really adore this place. There's an enormous and beautiful range of pieces to see from all kinds of traditions. It's worth just taking your time to wander through all of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really adore this place. There's an enormous and beautiful range of pieces to see from all kinds of traditions. It's worth just taking your time to wander through all of the different rooms and find the little treasures that slowly reveal themselves: the Van Goghs on the ground level, the Islamic art on the floors above, the amazing antique... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Harvard recently renovovated it's physically out of date musuem with care and skill. The ground floor with high glass roof, open to the public without cost, has a pleasant cafe. But the true gems are the wide range of well curated painting, sculpture and objects. It is a teaching facility but never purely didactic. It is a pleasure to be... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to Harvard Art Museum. Great experience and a great collection! You could spend hours, but definitely all viewable. Really enjoyed the coin collection! If you're a Cambridge resident, it's free admission!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One snowy January morning my husband and I decided to take our four year old grandson to the Harvard Art Museum. We had not visited since the re-opening, but previously I had taken many students there on a field trip in the past. My memories of child friendly exhibits were faded by our recent visit. There were many guards following... More 

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Thank you very much for your review and your feedback. While our gallery attendants are responsible for the safety and security of both our visitors and the works of art in the galleries, we are continually conducting training in customer service to ensure that our visitors have a positive experience. We appreciate your input and hope that you will visit... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vision and Justice exhibit had ended but the trip to the Harvard Museums is always worth the trip. A major renovation a few short years ago has rendered a lovely and uniting space. The exhibits, the collection, the lovely modern cafe and the atrium are perfect any day of the week. I spent last Sunday there visiting and also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This old, established, museum renovated recently. It is a perfect "wow," with bright, open spaces, not shy about it's modern fusion. A visit starts with a long, contemplative, study of the new space. It is exciting. On each floor, take time to look again at the visible re-engineering. The collections are impressive, too much for one visit, so choose your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

these two museums are well worth a visit with a great may interesting works of art not least a few beautiful pre raphaelites.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful exhibits. Modern Art is on first level which we almost missed as the place is a bit Hidden among cafe and cost racks. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I often get confused between Harvard and Boston Museums of Art, both are good but this time I have got it right. For me, Harvard Art Museum is outstanding. Its the smaller of the two and easier to take in, but its specialism in certain areas is outstanding. On the ground floor is a small gallery of exquisite impressionists -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum displays some very famous works of art. Monet, Picasso, Van Gough. Price is $15 per adult unless you are a Harvard student

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