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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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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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Fogg Art Museum

Beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed a well curated exhibit of Corita Kent and her contemporary pop artists. We didn't have time to tour the whole place, but I certainly would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robin F
Ventura, California

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful inside and out. We enjoyed a well curated exhibit of Corita Kent and her contemporary pop artists. We didn't have time to tour the whole place, but I certainly would love to go back there.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the interactive programs in the conservation lab. What a great idea and so well executed. All the art is so inviting in the new spaces. Great spot for coffee. Loved the contemporary art. The Rothko show was terrific. Great pieces but it was so impressive the way the show was constructed. Very educational and enjoyable. Super place

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Fogg, the Busch- Reisinger and the Arthur M. Sackler under one new Renzo Piano roof.This is a well laid out museum well worth the trip to spend a half day to see everything. There is a cafe and a place to sit and people watch. Which is interesting in and of itself to see people dressed in cultural garb... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harvard Art museum has a very fine and large collection of arts, which is kind of tough to complete the whole meseum in one day. There are three levels and all are well organized. The map of the museum is free of charge when you purchase the entry ticket which is $15. From early era to the modern era you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museums I've visited. Great and varied collection including the pre-Raphaelites paintings. It's not too big, and not crowded. I was sincerely impressed, maybe because I didn't have much expectations. However, the items sold at the shops were too expensive.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More masterpieces than one would expect in a smaller museum. Well worth the time and price. Allowed at least a couple of hours.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The joining of the Fogg with the other art collections held by Harvard is well worth your time. This is a thinking person's collection of art with multiple examples of Ingres, Bernini's clay figures and the rare Gustaf Moreau. The Copleys are impressive. The collected works covering centuries of styles, mediums and artists are yours lose yourself in. Lunch is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly renovated, this collection of museums has a wonderful collection of art and artifacts that spans the history of civilization. The displays are well placed and the descriptions explain the pieces in a manner which all ages can understand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a slightly rainy day. Interior of the building by Renzo Piano, and recently reopened. Collections from various periods, with lots of revolutionary war stuff, and a great portrait of Ben Franklin. Watch out for the grumpy stewards though. You get told off for getting anywhere near the printed descriptions, which you can't read if you're over 40... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the University's campus and went to this Museum. It is interesting as it has examples of art since the ancient times as well as contemporary art. The artifacts are well placed and one can easily walk through it.

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