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Harvard Art Museums End Mask Mandate

Cambridge, MA,

Effective Monday, March 14, the Harvard Art Museums will no longer require visitors or staff to wear face coverings in most indoor spaces. Masks will be optional throughout most museum spaces, consistent with campus, city, state, and CDC guidelines. However, until further notice, face coverings will still be required for attendees at all events and programs in Menschel Hall, the museums’ 300-seat lecture hall and theater.

The museums are committed to creating an environment in which every visitor feels equally respected, regardless of their choice to wear a face covering, and will continue to make disposable masks available for any staff member or visitor who prefers to wear one.

Still in effect until further notice:

• Reservations are required for all visits. Visit the Ticketing Information page to book timed tickets up to three weeks in advance.
• All visitors age 12 or older must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test administered within the previous 72 hours.

These and other visitor policies are subject to change; please see the Visitor Policies webpage for current information.

About the Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums house one of the largest and most renowned art collections in the United States, comprising three museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums) and four research centers (the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis).

The Harvard Art Museums receive support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Hours and Admission
Open to all Tuesday–Sunday, 10am–5pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Advance reservations are currently required for all visits. Admission: $20 adults, $18 seniors (65+). Free to all visitors on Sundays; on other days, free to: members, all students (with valid ID), youth under 18, Cambridge residents (proof of residency required), Harvard ID holders (plus one guest), active duty military personnel (NEA Blue Star Museums), and individuals with SNAP benefits or an EBT card. On Saturdays, 10am–noon, Massachusetts residents receive free admission (proof of residency required). For further information about visiting, including important COVID-19 policies, see

For more information, please contact
Jennifer Aubin
Public Relations Manager
Harvard Art Museums