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Harvard Art Museums

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Address: 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-495-9400
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Description: The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions...
The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums (Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler) and four research centers. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the art museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and other visitors. For more than a century they have been the nation’s premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history in this country.
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The Harvard Museums were worth the wait for re-opening! The building is beautiful and the collections are amazing. Definitely schedule a guided tour with one of the student tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Harvard Museums were worth the wait for re-opening! The building is beautiful and the collections are amazing. Definitely schedule a guided tour with one of the student tour guides. Our guide, Jessica, was so amazing sharing facts about a the pieces and answering questions.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this new museum if you love art. Harvard alums have contributed extensively to this collection. Most cities would love to have even a fraction of the masters that are in this museum. Most of the famous painters are here. The creation and lighting is excellent. The building was created for the art and is outstanding. Love this museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is a gem that features not only an outstanding selection of paintings by well known artists but also some excellent exhibits of very old artifacts as far back as 2000 BCE. Well worth the cost of admission for non Mass visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

After years in the making, the Harvard Art Museums have merged and re-opened in the newly renovated and expanded Fogg Museum site. The 20th century art on the first floor is well done. The curators have tried to showcase objects and also make the process of a museum more transparent (for example the Rothko show). Unfortunately the choices of architect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Having spent a few hours wandering around parts of the Harvard campus, we "stumbled" upon the back entrance of the Harvard Art Museums, with its modernistic contemporary annex and concrete ramp past studios and offices through to the front entrance. Stepping through into Level 1 with its open atrium courtyard filled with light, our excitement rose when Art History daughter... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Harvard has put all,three Art museums into one building and it is gorgeous with a high glass ceiling. The collection includes most of the favorites from years past and the display is excellent.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a fabulously rich set of collections, all available in one equally fabulous building! I highly recommend eating in the cafe and Googling for an article published in the Boston Globe when the building first opened about the architecture and the political struggle to combine the three museums. Great food and a great read. The art collections are particularly good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Fantastic building and exhibits. My daughter the art teacher was literally giddy at the art. Wasn't very busy and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Architect Renzo Piano, who seems to have had a hand in reworking or designing many museums these days, has done a brilliant job bringing all 3 art museums at Harvard into the redesigned and enlarged Building. The collection has always been strong, but there is new life and light in the building now, and the result is really nice. I... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Monets, Degas, Seurat and Picasso. Van Gogh, Renoir, Gaugain....all of my old impressionists friends are here! Well laid out, well lit, interesting stories accompanying each painting. Was also thrilled go see original art work if George Washington and Ben Franklin. There is so much more and at $15 for an adult, it should top your list of must see's!

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