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Arthur M. Sackler Museum

485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400
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Ranked #22 of 47 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: Art Museums
Description: Harvard's newest art museum specializes in Ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Later Indian art.
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Doha
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This museum boasts one of the finest collections of Chinese jades and archaic bronzes. But, alas it is currently closed. But, it should reopen in late 2014.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Since Harvard's Fogg Museum, just across the street, has been under renovation, most of its contents were moved to the Sackler. The renovation is almost complete and very handsome. Meantime the Sackler boasts all types of exhibits and artifacts and should be definitely viewed by passing visitors to the Harvard complex.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Fogg and Busch Reisinger are closed now for renovations, so if you want to see some of Harvard's art treasures, you can see an excellent selection at the Sackler which has made space for its sister museums in the interim. Definitely worth the visit if you can find parking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

While the Fogg and the Busch-Reisinger Museums are closed for renovation, many of their greatest hits are here at the Sackler. With a wide ranging selection of art works ranging from beautiful Islamic manuscripts to thousand year old Buddhas to Jackson Pollack, Max Beckmann, Moholy-Nagy and Monet to David and Copley...it's all here. You'll wish you were a student again... More

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Orange County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

My interest is in Asian art, so I was looking forward to the Sackler. Unfortunately, the other Harvard musuems (Fogg) are under construction, so their collections have been put in the Sackler, displacing much of the Sackler collection. The works we did see were outstanding and photography is allowed. A return visit will be needed to see more!

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High Point, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This was a bit too much modern art for my tastes. The staff was friendly and the layout was open and inviting. The subject matter was just not my cup of tea. As a summer adult student I did get a discount but still had to pay unlike some of the other museums on campus. I actually thought this was... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A box of great works and fascinating objects just outside Harvard Square. At the moment, the Sackler is displaying pieces from two other Harvard art museums, the Fogg and the Busch-Reisinger, as they are being renovated. Consequently, you'll see a vast range of works from many periods, continents, and styles on the Sackler's three gallery floors. On the first floor... More

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