On Site: An Introduction to the New Harvard Art Museums


Thursday, March 28, 2013 (All day)

A special opportunity to preview the new Harvard Art Museums

Curious about what’s been under wraps at 32 Quincy Street for the past three years? As many of you know, the Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been renovating and expanding their landmark building at 32 Quincy Street. The state-of-the-art facility will support Harvard students and faculty in all departments and schools and put the museums’ collections to work in new and flexible ways that advance multidisciplinary study and learning.

The new building won’t officially open until Fall 2014, but for this special evening, we’ve arranged a sneak preview for faculty, allowing us to go on site to get a closer look at architect Renzo Piano’s building. We will gather at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway in Cambridge for conversations about galleries, art study centers, and other spaces that will encourage innovative teaching with original works of art. Small groups of faculty will then be taken across the street to visit the new space.

This event is open to Harvard faculty only (plus one guest). Refreshments will be served.

Registration for this event is now closed.

We will provide onsite childcare at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and parking in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton St, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Image: A section model of the new Harvard Art Museums building showing the restored Calderwood Courtyard, its surrounding arcades, and the new glass rooftop. Courtesy: Renzo Piano Building Workshop.