Free every day (open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am–5pm) and just steps away from Harvard Square, the Harvard Art Museums welcome visitors from around the corner and around the world to enjoy one of the largest and most renowned art collections in North America.
Masterpieces from our collection of more than a quarter million works include paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock; contemporary works by living artists such as Bosco Sodi, Ai Wei Wei, and Kerry James Marshall; and a variety of remarkable objects from ancient cultures in the Mediterranean, Near East, and Far East. In addition, an exciting lineup of special exhibitions gives us the chance to showcase an even wider range of works spanning diverse media, genres, and eras.
The Calderwood Courtyard is any visitor’s first stop; it offers not only panoramic views into surrounding galleries and up through the museums’ five main floors, but also a gathering space to meet friends, a comfortable spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in Jenny’s Cafe, and access to the array of gifts, books, and memorabilia available in our museum shop. Pop in for a quick look or stay a while—either way, you are welcome here!