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Harvard Art Museums

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Address: 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3804
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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You will not believe you are visiting a college museum when you visit the Harvard Art Museum. This museum was closed for some time while it was being renovated and it is beautiful.

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You will not believe you are visiting a college museum when you visit the Harvard Art Museum. This museum was closed for some time while it was being renovated and it is beautiful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many museums have much larger collections, but few have the supreme examples of Art, especially Modern that Harvard has in its collection. The Lorenzo Piano building is worth the visit alone

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If you are a architecture buff you will enjoy visiting this wonderful example of Reno Piano architecture. Not only is the collection vast, diverse and excellent, the building in itself is worth the trip. The details are not to be missed. The collection features Everything from early Church art, Greek pottery and a collection of 20 th century painting. Definitely... More 

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Harvard's Flagg ship art museum combines world class art collections from the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and the Sackler museums - in a new and beautiful renovation of the Fogg. Cambridge residents with a valid ID can request any of the museums 250,000 pieces of art for private viewing in the research center. The collections on permanent display are second to none.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully presented galleries. Super assembly of 20th century European art. Very beautiful medieval art collection. Spacious, not crowded (much quieter than the bustling MFA in Boston). Architectural interest too in the newly designed atrium.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

It took me years to get here--three museums were forged into one several years ago which enlarged wall space for their 250,000 items many collected from Harvard graduates over the years (centuries) including many of their collections. The collections cover most of the history of years beautifully shown.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking around the campus of Harvard University and decided to go visit the Art Museum. It was only 15$ each, 10$ for students. Beautiful collection and Beautiful building too.

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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We recently visited the Fogg Museum at Harvard. It was clean and inviting on a cold quiet Saturday morning. We wandered through the wonderful medieval art collection, mostly alone. It felt so luxurious to view these gems in such a quiet solitary way.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Was surprised at how wonderful the Impressionism collection was as well as the modern art collection. The museum has a great layout and the added benefit of a coffee shop in the main lobby. I would highly recommend going to this museum if you're on campus!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Surprised by how much different art is displayed. Spent a lot more time on this visit than I planned. Great café, but lots of competition for seating with students.

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