Harvard Art Museums

  • 32 Quincy Street
  • Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Neighborhood: Cambridge - Harvard Square
  • 617-495-9400
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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.

In the revitalized Calderwood Courtyard, visitors can immediately encounter works from the collections. The courtyard’s open design offers dramatic views within the building as well as access to some of the museums’ new amenities. Find a keepsake in the shop and enjoy a snack at the cafe. 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. Visit the Lightbox Gallery at the building’s summit to use technology to explore the collections in new ways, and gain a glimpse into 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 from the collections not currently on view in the galleries.

Our renowned collections and unique spaces inspire new ways of looking for all visitors—students, faculty, scholars, and the public.

Exhibition highlights:

Rebecca Horn: “Work in Progress”
On display through May 10, 2015
Featuring a select group of the artist’s multiples, photographs, and paintings which explore her work as constantly building on itself and drawing from earlier inspiration and production.

Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals
On display through July 26, 2015
This new presentation of Rothko’s 1962 murals commissioned by Harvard University features an innovative, noninvasive digital projection conservation approach.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States
On display May 23, 2015–August 9, 2015
This exhibition marks the first presentation of the Vogel’s gift of conceptual and minimalist art of the 1970s and ̓80s to the museums.

Jesse Aron Green: Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik
On display May 23, 2015–August 9, 2015
Green’s celebrated multi-component installation Ärztliche Zimmergymnastik (Medicalized Indoor Gymnastics) (2008) comprises an 80-minute projected video and associated sculptural and photographic works and drawings, all of which were recently acquired by the Harvard Art Museums.

Hours and Admission
Daily, 10am–5pm. Closed major holidays. Admission: $15 adults, $13 seniors (65+), $10 non-Harvard students (18+). Free for members; youth under 18; Cambridge residents; and Harvard students, faculty, and staff (plus one guest). On Saturdays, from 10am–noon, Massachusetts residents receive free admission. Visit our website for information about other discounts and policies. harvardartmuseums.org/plan-your-visit

Exhibitions, Events, and News
Our Special Exhibition Gallery presents important new research on artists and artistic practice, and our University Galleries are programmed in consultation with Harvard faculty to support coursework. harvardartmuseums.org/visit/exhibitions

Lectures, workshops, films, performances, special events, and other programs are held throughout the year at the museums. harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar

Check out Index, a multimedia magazine, to keep up with what's happening at the museums. magazine.harvardartmuseums.org


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