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Harvard Art Museums at Night

A courtyard full of people chatting, with paintings on display in the upper level.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more! This event is free and open to everyone.

This month’s gathering is extra special because we’ll be celebrating the opening of our exhibition From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire. The evening will feature exhibition-related activities. Tours will be available in the galleries throughout the night.

Bring your friends to mingle in the Calderwood Courtyard, chat over a snack or drink at Jenny’s Cafe, browse the shop, and of course, wander the galleries to take in our world-class collections of art, all set to the smooth sounds of DJ C-Zone. Aeronaut Brewing Company is the featured local vendor, along with delicious island cuisine from Somerville’s Pikliz International Kitchen.

Visit the Materials Lab to relax and ponder over two raw materials extracted from the Americas: cacao and gold. Explore the history and tastes of cacao with conversation prompts and a Taza chocolatier, and have fun stenciling a card with golden motifs inspired by a work from the special exhibition.

Also be sure to check out the recently opened exhibition A World Within Reach: Greek and Roman Art from the Loeb Collection on Level 3, and the newly opened public art installation Bosco Sodi: Origen on level 1.

After you’ve browsed the galleries, circle back to see what’s happening in the courtyard.

Harvard Art Museums at Night usually takes place the last Thursday of every month, from 5 to 9pm.

Each night features a new mix of local talent and community partners to make this a festive occasion for all.

When arriving, enter via Quincy Street. In inclement weather, please use the Prescott entrance as it provides extra shelter. Advance reservations are encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. Please note that space may be limited due to capacity. Reservations are available two weeks before the event.

Visit the museum website for the latest visitor policies and parking information.

This event is part of ArtsThursdays, a university-wide initiative supported by Harvard University Committee on the Arts (HUCA).

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.

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