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Harvard Art Museums at Night

A courtyard filled with visitors chatting over drinks at high-top tables.
Photo: Caitlin Cunningham Photography

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

On Thursday, July 28, celebrate the launch of Madame de Pompadour: Painted Pink at an extra special Harvard Art Museums at Night!

Free and open to everyone, the evening will feature pink-themed activities, leading visitors to discover the night’s special color throughout the museums. We’ll be giving away copies of our newest book, Madame de Pompadour: Painted Pink, to those wearing their best pink outfit—creativity encouraged! Tours will be available in the galleries throughout the night. Tours will occur every half hour starting at 5:30pm and ending at 8:00pm. Additionally, pink-inspired food and drink will be available for purchase, all set against the smooth sounds of Boston’s own DJ C-Zone. Tonight, the featured local vendor is Lamplighter Brewing Co.

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 our special exhibitions Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities, White Shadows: Anneliese Hager and the Camera-less Photograph, Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape, and Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics.

After you’ve browsed 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, from 5 to 9pm.

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

When arriving, enter via Quincy Street or Prescott Street. 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.

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.