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Harvard Art Museums at Night

A bird’s-eye view of groups of people gathering in a courtyard surrounded by arches. Art is visible on the walls on the second and third floors.
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.

Gather with friends and mingle inside our Italian-inspired courtyard while taking in the smooth sounds from DJ C-Zone. Browse the museum shop and chat over a snack or drink for purchase from local vendors. This month we feature local favorite Jack’s Abby, along with bites from Cambridge’s Base Crave. 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. There will also be short spotlight tours of Wolf Vostell: Dé-coll/age Is Your Life and a chance to check out the newly opened Picasso: War, Combat, and Revolution.

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

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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