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Collection Size : Over 250,000

Address : 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Timings : 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Daily

Holidays : Closed on major holidays and for yearly maintenance (check website for yearly dates)

Entry Fee : Adults: USD 20
Seniors (65+): USD 18

Harvard Art Museums, Boston Overview

Harvard Art Museums comprises of three famous museums that come under the umbrella of Harvard University. The museums are the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. Combined, the museums have a collection of about 235,081 objects from all over the world. The museums are dedicated to preserve, develop, and promote art and related history. They promote close looking and study of the original artworks to encourage students and researches.

Located in the territory of the Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, all the museums are unique with different guiding philosophies. The Fogg Museum is the oldest and holds collections from Middle Ages. It is known for its Western paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs collection. The Busch-Reisinger Museum is German centric and houses north and central European collections. The newest Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to artworks from Asia, Middle East, and Mediterranean. The museums also organise various events and exhibitions to promote the culture and history. Further, there are four research centres, museum shop, and a café to unwind.

Harvard Art Museums Highlights

1. Free Entry

  • All students with a valid ID
  • Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)
  • Youth (under 18)
  • Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)
  • MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association) Members (valid ID required)
  • Massachusetts residents, Saturdays from 10 am-noon (proof of residency required)
  • Active duty military personnel, plus up to five family members, in collaboration with NEA Blue Star Museums (year-round)
  • Individuals with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, plus up to five family members

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