Thursday, July 18
Open 10am–5pm
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on major holidays

Just steps away from Harvard Square, the Harvard Art Museums welcome visitors from around the corner and around the world! Enjoy the many amenities that greet you upon entering the museums' expansive and beautifully restored Calderwood Courtyard on the first floor. From there, grab a coffee or snack in Jenny's Cafe or browse the many unique gifts in the museum shop before exploring over 50 galleries of art across three floors.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to creating an environment that fosters inclusion and belonging. Please join us in ensuring that every visitor feels welcomed and respected.


Admission is free to all visitors every day. Please check in at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival to allow us to share information about special exhibitions, gallery tours, programs, and other amenities available to ensure that you have a great visit!

Free admission is made possible by a generous contribution from the Estate of David Rockefeller and support from the Office of the President at Harvard University.

Happening next

Date Event
Gallery Talk: Imprints of Identity
Art Study Center Seminar: Rethinking Ancient Art at the Harvard Art Museums [AT CAPACITY]
Exhibition Tour: Through the Eyes of an Artist: Pieter Coecke’s 1533 Journey to Istanbul
Summer Spotlight Tour
Gallery Talk: Imprints of Identity
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A springtime view of the Harvard Art Museums red brick facade on Quincy Street from within Harvard Yard.

Getting Here

Just outside Harvard Square, the Harvard Art Museums are conveniently located. Here are several ways you can reach us.

A view of the Harvard Art Museums modern gray wood exterior that floats over Prescott Street.


The Harvard Art Museums support the university’s efforts to ensure an accessible and welcoming environment for all visitors. Learn more about the resources we offer for your visit.

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On View Now

Getting excited for your visit? Our galleries are often changing. Take a sneak peek at what’s on view.

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Harvard Art Museums at Night

Join us the last Thursday evening of each month for free admission, music, food and drink, art experiences, and more!

A visitor looks at items, including several books, arranged on a table in the gift shop.

Beyond the Galleries

Wander through our shop, enjoy seasonal fare at our cafe, unwind in the Calderwood Courtyard, make an appointment to get up close to works of art, and more.

The Calderwood Courtyard set up for an evening event with round tables, white linens, white chairs, and elegant dinnerware.

Special Event Rentals

Our venue will make your special event truly unforgettable. We can provide the ultimate setting for your wedding, dinner, cocktail party, conference, or reception.