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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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Museum lovers will enjoy yet another great collection. It's like suddenly running into old friends at every turn. We especially liked the impressionists and moderns and were happy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Museum lovers will enjoy yet another great collection. It's like suddenly running into old friends at every turn. We especially liked the impressionists and moderns and were happy in getting our fix so much that we saved the older works on the 2nd & 3rd floor for a future visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We wanted a break from college touring and the Harvard Art Museums was the perfect antidote. My wife is an architect so we wanted to see Renzo Piano's work. It's also next door to the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Le Corbusier's only US building. The art is well displayed and offers something for everyone. It was definitely worth... More 

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Barrington
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Of course Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is unparalleled, but Harvard's newest art museum--a stunning architectural and arts combination of their three most extraordinary museums--the Fogg, Busch-Reisenger & Sackler--is breathtaking. The collections are imaginatively curated to enhance the experience of art and sculpture across centuries, civilizations and styles. This should be at the top of anyone's top 5 Boston destinations.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Don't miss this. It is wonderful. A wonderful collection, superbly displayed with succinct and informative captions. Beautifully lite. the new Renzo Piano additions are very well done. Overall one of the best of museum experiences. The café is even good (no alcohol, however, disappointing Europeans), with a modest but wholly adequate and tasty selection.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Other than the christian religious art we loved the museum would have given it a 4.5. The building is spectacular and the exhibits very well curated airy and light yet well documented and the layout has been well thought out so minimize wasted space and covering the same ground over and over. We all loved the mixed collection and how... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We decided to take some time to visit the art museum while visiting Harvard. It has some very impressive pieces and a small cafe. If you have extra time while in Cambridge and like art it's well worth a visit. The medieval section was greatly enjoyed by my boys, 14 and 12. They also have some portraits from the colonial... More 

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Rome
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The renovated building is very nicely done. The collections are eclectic, covering lots of different subjects with small amounts of material (everything from ancient greek to modern asian...)

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Boston, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The old Fogg Museum was an embarrassment. How could Harvard excuse keeping so much of its treasure in a building without controlled climate? In any case, the new building with its hypermodern enlarged viewing space is terrific. And there are some magical things to see. They may not be kept open to the public indefinitely, so you should make a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Set aside plenty of time for a visit to the newly-opened, re-designed Harvard art collection. There are some treasures here, from many times and cultures (Bernini's clay sketches, van Gogh's "green" self portrait, Rothko's mural panels, Chinese scholars' rocks), and the building itself, sensitively re-configured by Renzo Piano, is a triumph. Don't listen when other reviewers complain about a lack... More 

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IPSWICH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Don't overlook this gem. It doesn't get the publicity of the MFA or PEM but it is no less important. N.B. unlike other educational museums (e.g. Yale) there is a $13.00 admission fee.

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