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Harvard Art Museums at Night

Several people in a museum arcade, some of whom are looking at works on the wall.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Join us for a summer evening of art, fun, food, and more on an extra special Museums at Night to celebrate American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light—both the exhibition and the book! This event is free and open to everyone.

Come dressed in your favorite watercolor-inspired style and enjoy watercolor-themed activities throughout the evening. There will also be brief tours of the exhibition, starting at 5:30pm and ending at 8pm. In the Materials Lab, learn about the techniques and qualities of watercolor paint, and try your hand at some of the painting tricks used by artists featured in the exhibition.

Additionally, food and drink will be available for purchase in the spectacular Calderwood Courtyard, all set against the smooth sounds of Boston’s own DJ C-Zone. The featured local vendors for the June At Night event are Basho Japanese Brasserie and Night Shift Brewing.

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.

Explore the exhibitions From the Andes to the Caribbean: American Art from the Spanish Empire and American Watercolors, 1880–1990: Into the Light on Level 3.

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.