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Arthur M. Sackler Museum - CLOSED

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Now known as the Harvard Art Museums | Free Admission Day on Saturday April 1 2016

You can view the collections formerly at the Broadway location at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2016
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This is now one of THREE museums housed in one building and collectively titled the Harvard Art... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2015
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Sep 30, 2016
“Sad and ill-fated remnant of Harvard's museums and monument to the stubbornness of town against gown”
Apr 26, 2016
“Now known as the Harvard Art Museums | Free Admission Day on Saturday April 1 2016”
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Harvard's newest art museum specializes in Ancient, Asian, Islamic, and Later Indian art.
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485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138-3802
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

One of the last buildings designed by postmodernist James Sterling, and certainly not his best, this building hasn't aged well. Now empty except for an academic department, this odd building has always sat strangely in its place across from the Fogg. The key feature--a walkway...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank murrayhiller
Reviewed April 26, 2016

You can view the collections formerly at the Broadway location at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge. The Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum have been consolidated as of 2015.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank greatlady482
Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is now one of THREE museums housed in one building and collectively titled the Harvard Art Museums

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank AccessGuy
Reviewed May 31, 2015

This little museum located on what I think was the Harvard Campus was amazing. I underestimated the time that I was going to spend in this museum and I could have easily spent 2-3 hours here. The collection is varied and large. The museum was...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Kswck_Dinner_Jckt
Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Sackler was closed for a long time, but it re-opened in November as part of the combined Harvard Art Museums. The Sackler has a very fine collection, particularly its Asian Art.

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank MarkP115
Reviewed March 12, 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.

Date of experience: May 2013
3  Thank Guide_to_Great_Meals
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...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Eleni O
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...More

Date of experience: April 2013
Thank 7continents2010
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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank bostonmarc
Reviewed March 22, 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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
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