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Harvard Art Museums at Night

A man and woman stand looking at a visitor guide. Behind them are other visitors in smaller groups.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA,

Make your holiday season more festive at the Harvard Art Museums! Join us for a evening of art, fun, food, prizes and more! This event is free and open to everyone.

Gather with friends and mingle inside our Italian-inspired courtyard while taking in the smooth sounds from DJ C-Zone. Enjoy flatbread pizza and drinks for purchase along with offerings from local favorite Bone Up Brewing Co. And of course, wander the galleries to take in our world-class art collections—over 50 galleries to explore! Don’t forget to check out the current exhibitions.

For tonight only: Visit the Materials Lab for an interactive projection piece that uses the Forbes Pigment Collection as visual inspiration and where participants will receive a photograph of their creations. Enter to win an original work from the Harvard Ceramics Program and grab a free limited-edition holiday card (while stocks last) from neighborhood gem Albertine Press. There will be short spotlight tours of American art throughout the evening, and a chance to release your inner art-sleuth in a game where you can win a prize.

You can also get a head start on your holiday shopping by taking advantage of a 10% discount at the museum shop.

Harvard Art Museums at Night takes place the last Thursday of every month (holidays permitting), 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 registration is encouraged, but walk-in visitors are always welcome. Please note that space may be limited due to capacity. Registration opens two weeks before the event.

Visit the museum website for the latest visitor policies and parking information. The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday.

WBUR is the media partner for Harvard Art Museums at Night. 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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