Harvard Art Museums
Cambridge, MA 02138-3845
As an integral part of Harvard and the community, the Harvard Art Museums serve as a resource for students, scholars, and visitors.
The Harvard Art Museums, among the world's leading art institutions, comprise three museums (Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler) and four research centers (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis). The Harvard Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. The collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media, ranging in date from antiquity to the present and originating in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the art museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and other visitors. For more than a century they have been the nation's premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history in this country.
In June 2008 the building at 32 Quincy Street, formerly the home of the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger museums, closed for a major renovation. During this renovation, the Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway remains open and has been reinstalled with some of the finest works representing the collections of all three museums. When complete, the renovated historic building on Quincy Street will unite the three museums in a single state-of-the-art facility designed by architect Renzo Piano.
- The collection consists of more than 250,000 objects in all media, ranges in date from antiquity to the present, and comes from Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
- Guided tours are available weekdays at 12:15pm and 2pm to introduce visitors to the varied collections. Tours last from 40 minutes to an hour, and start in the lobby of the Sackler Museum.
- Public programs such as lectures, symposia, gallery talks, concerts, and family days are offered at little or cost. Check out our calendar to find programs that spark your interest.
- Members receive free admission, invitations to special events, and discounts on ticketed events as well as in the Museum Shop. Visit www.harvardartmuseum.org/members for more details and information on how you can join.
The Harvard Art Museums are located adjacent to Harvard Yard and are a short walk from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line station and near several bus routes. Parking in Cambridge is at meters and public garages only. Detailed walking and driving directions can be found on our website: www.harvardartmuseum.org/visit/directions.dot
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Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Closed major holidays.
General Admission: $9
Children under 18: Free
Senior citizens over 65: $7
College students with valid ID: $6
Harvard students and affiliates: Free plus one guest
Cambridge Public Library card holders: Free
Massachusetts residents with valid ID: Free on Saturday from 10am-noon
Paid admission includes entrance to the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, public tours, and gallery talks.
The Art Museums are a short walk from the Harvard Square MBTA Red Line station and near several bus routes.