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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
617-495-9400

Mission:

The Harvard Art Museums the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum advance knowledge about and appreciation of art and art museums. The museums are committed to preserving, documenting, presenting, interpreting, and strengthening the collections and resources in their care.

The Harvard Art Museums bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty, and the public. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines.


Upcoming Events at Harvard Art Museums

Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Thursday, May 23, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Friday, May 24, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Sunday, May 26, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - LaToya M. Hobbs: It’s Time

Sunday, May 26, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Exhibition - Future Minded: New Works in the Collection

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cambridge, MA
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Recent News

Harvard Art Museums Happenings for May 2024

Tulips are blooming across New England, and they are also making an appearance in our newest exhibition, Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750, which tells the story of cross-cultural exchange…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for April 2024

If you’ve been craving to learn more about the art and artists who add color to our world, the Harvard Art Museums are offering a full calendar of lectures, gallery talks, and workshops that will immerse you in new perspectives. Take a deep…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for January 2024

Ring in the new year by viewing a fresh round of exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums, from a display of works by Fluxus artists to an installation of Picasso’s prints and drawings. Opening on Saturday, January 20, Wolf Vostell:…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for November 2023

For many, fall is a time that inspires creativity. This month at the Harvard Art Museums, we are offering workshops to explore your artistic side. You can create your own handmade journal; gain a new perspective on addiction in a drama therapy…

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Harvard Art Museums News - October 17, 2023

The days are getting cooler, which means there’s no better time to come in from the chill to delve into one of the many focused workshops and gallery talks on offer this month. Join curator Sarah Laursen for a closer look at artworks in the…

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Harvard Art Museums News - October 2023

This month, the Harvard Art Museums are offering loads of events to engage your eyes, ears, and mind! Find healing through art in a drama therapy workshop, which is connected to the exhibition Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art…

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This Week At The Harvard Art Museums - September 16, 2023

Now on view, Objects of Addiction: Opium, Empire, and the Chinese Art Trade takes a deep dive into the links between the opium trade and the Chinese art market between the 18th and 20th centuries. This multifaceted exhibition also considers the part…

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Martha Tedeschi To Retire As Director Of Harvard Art Museums

After successfully leading the Harvard Art Museums for more than seven years, Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, will retire from her role on June 30, 2024. In a message to the Harvard Art…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for September 2023

This month, two new thought-provoking exhibitions are opening. The interactive exhibition Seeing in Art and Medicine (September 2–December 30, 2023) brings together objects that medical residents have studied as part of the museums’…

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Micha Winkler Thomas Appointed Deputy Director of the Harvard Art Museums

Micha Winkler Thomas Appointed Deputy Director Dear All, I am pleased to share with you that today we announced the appointment of Micha Winkler Thomas as the Harvard Art Museums’ new deputy director. Micha brings a wealth of museum…

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Mitra Abbaspour Appointed Curator and Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Harvard Art Museums

Dear All, I am delighted to share the news that Mitra Abbaspour will join the Harvard Art Museums as our new Houghton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She will also become the new head of the museums’ Division of Modern and…

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Laure Marest Appointed Associate Curator Of Ancient Coins At The Harvard Art Museums

Dear All, I am delighted to share the news that Laure Marest will join the Harvard Art Museums as our new Damarete Associate Curator of Ancient Coins, effective September 18, 2023. Laure comes to us from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for August 2023

Catch the remaining days of American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light before the exhibition closes on August 13! In a recent review, Murray Whyte of the Boston Globe remarked that there is a “subtle earthquake of aesthetic pleasure…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for July 2023

You can now visit the Harvard Art Museums every day for free! This permanent change to our admission policy deepens our commitment to welcoming visitors from around the corner and around the world to enjoy one of the largest and most renowned art…

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Harvard Art Museums Announce Free Admission

Harvard Art Museums Announce Free Admission The Harvard Art Museums are thrilled to announce free admission for all visitors, effective immediately. This permanent change to our admission policy deepens our commitment to welcome visitors from…

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Harvard Art Museums Announce New Free Admission Policy for All Visitors

Harvard Art Museums Announce New Free Admission Policy for All Visitors The Harvard Art Museums today announce a new free admission policy for all visitors, effective immediately. The new policy represents a significant expansion of free access…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for June 2023

Harvard Art Museums Happenings for June 2023 Start the summer season right by delving into the light and color on view in our latest special exhibition, American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light. In a gallery talk, discover how…

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This Week At The Harvard Art Museums - March 18, 2023

This Saturday, experience watercolor as a medium of innovation and experimentation in our newest exhibition, American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light. Enjoy this aesthetically and conceptually diverse exhibition through a gallery talk…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for May 2023

With flowers in bloom and warm sunshine returning, the Harvard Art Museums celebrate the opening of American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light on Saturday, May 20. Discover how American watercolorists from Winslow Homer to Hannah Wilke…

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Harvard Art Museums Happenings for April 2023

Start your spring by sweeping the mental cobwebs at one of the Harvard Art Museums’ many engaging lectures and gallery talks, pondering colonial commodities with associate curator Horace D. Ballard, or exploring ancient Greek and Roman worlds…

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Origen, an Installation by Bosco Sodi, Now on Display at the Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge, MA -- A new installation of sculptures by Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi, Origen, places 14 of the artist’s handmade clay spheres at the Harvard Art Museums and marks the first-ever presentation of art on the museums’ outdoor…

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This Week At The Harvard Art Museums - March 16, 2023

On Saturday, March 18, the Harvard Art Museums debut a new installation of 14 handmade clay spheres by Mexican-born artist Bosco Sodi. This presentation marks the first display of art on the museums’ outdoor terrace on Broadway. After spending…

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March At The Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums are excited to share our newest exhibition, From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire, which opens March 3. Plan your visit to explore three floors of unforgettable art, from Spanish colonial…

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Pitch And Invite : A More Expanded Story Of American Art

From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire (opening March 3) will present Spanish colonial paintings of religious and secular subjects from present-day Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela, together…

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February At The Harvard Art Museums

Our calendar is filling up with events to make for an exciting February. Join curators to get a closer look at ancient life in A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection. Visit during the week for a gallery talk that reframes…

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Harvard Art Museums January 2023

The Harvard Art Museums are bringing in 2023 with new exhibitions and a regularly updated calendar filled with gallery talks, exhibition tours, and other fun gatherings. Be sure to get your last look at Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age…

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This Week At The Harvard Art Museums - December 17, 2022

Step away from the stress of the holidays and take advantage of the last weekend to see Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward, closing on December 30. While you’re here, you can visit Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age…

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Harvard Art Museums This week - November 17, 2022

With the holiday season upon us, the energy at the Harvard Art Museums is buzzing! Don’t miss the chance to meet the director and producers of two thought-provoking films this week. Or watch as museum staff activate an iconic Bauhaus sculpture…

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Harvard Art Museums - November 2022

Dig deeper this month into our Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment exhibition and explore the many facets of the Enlightenment era—a time of profound shifts in science, philosophy, the arts, and social and cultural…

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Harvard Art Museums - This Week October 22, 2022

Don’t let the end of October creep up on you! The Harvard Art Museums are offering plenty to do as Halloween approaches. Be sure to join us next Thursday evening for Harvard Art Museums at Night, and show up wearing your best Dragon’s…

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Harvard Art Museums - October 2022

Harvard Art Museums - October 2022 With so many events on our calendar this fall, you’ll need to visit often to get the full experience of everything the Harvard Art Museums have to offer. There are tours, artist talks, evening celebrations,…

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Harvard Art Museums - This Week September 15, 2022

This week at the Harvard Art Museums is packed with special events related to our newest exhibition, Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment. And this weekend, admission to the museums is free! On Thursday evening, you can…

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Harvard Art Museums - Message from the Director

I am delighted to share the news that Ay?in Yoltar-Y?ld?r?m will join the Harvard Art Museums as our new Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, effective October 3, 2022. Ay?in returns to the Harvard Art Museums after…

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Harvard Art Museums - Celebrating The Class Of 2022

This week, we’re celebrating the class of 2022 by offering two free days for all visitors! On Wednesday, May 25, wander the galleries on Harvard Class Day and make sure to check out our newest exhibitions, Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch…

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