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Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3804
+1 617-495-9400
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Rainy day visit to the Fogg proved wonderful

I knew the Fogg had some great art, but in the first 20 minutes we saw more classic paintings that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charlie S
Madison, Connecticut
There is always something to see

At this time there was Bernard Berenson's exquisite collection of Persian manuscript paintings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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. 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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32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3804
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I knew the Fogg had some great art, but in the first 20 minutes we saw more classic paintings that were in all my art history textbooks than I've ever seen in one spot. The architecture of the building is also interesting, which makes it...More

1  Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At this time there was Bernard Berenson's exquisite collection of Persian manuscript paintings. These had come over from Italy to be photographed (i.e. digitized) and were displayed to the public for the first time, before being rebound into their original books, returned and put away....More

Thank debrigard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Harvard Art Museum as part of our stay in Cambridge and we loved it! Although not completely child-friendly, we were able to enjoy our visit with two four-year-old girls. The building is about five stories with three stories for exhibits and...More

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of those "OMG THAT painting is here, museums!!!" Beautifully designed and crafted with an excellent collection of art both paintings and sculpture plus a fine collection of African and Egyptian art. Start at the 3rd floor and work your way down OR start on...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were impressed by the Harvard collection. In quality and scope, it rivals the MFA's of major U.S. citites. To think it belongs to one university and what that access means to its students is impressive.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It is a collection of museums within a museum. Various private bequests have given this place an outstanding European collection - probably the best I have seen outside of the Met in NY or the Louvre - bats way above average. Walking distance from the...More

1  Thank aussiepax
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is well worth a visit if you are in Boston or nearby. It holds a very significant amount of objects on display. There are three museums here all sharing the same building. Within the building itself you can move easily between the three collections....More

1  Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Brilliant Renzo Piano museum architecture to be explored. Enjoy the courtyard cafe alone,no entry fee. The galleries with a square layout improve the pleasure of viewing Harvard's superb collections.

1  Thank henrylew9
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The Fogg museum has a much broader and deeper collection of artwork than I could have ever expected - keeping in mind that I had spent the previous dat at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.

1  Thank alanprestonheintz
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had the opportunity to visit the museums during a recent visit to Boston and was lucky enough to visit when there was a art festival going on at Harvard and the admission to the museum was free!

Thank kayak_traveller
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cost to get in?
7 April 2017|
Response from daronmanoogian | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. Our admission fees are as follows: $15 Adults $13 Seniors (65+) $10 Non-Harvard students (18+) Free Harvard faculty, students, and staff (plus one guest) Free Youth under 18 Free Cambridge... More
Would this be a good museum to bring a group of senior citizens? Is there parking available for us to park our vans?
9 March 2017|
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Response from daronmanoogian | Property representative |
Thank you so much for your question. The Harvard Art Museums are a wonderful destination for a group of senior citizens. The museums are accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices. We also offer... More