Facility Rental

Facility Rental

The newly revitalized Calderwood Courtyard at the Harvard Art Museums. Left: photo © Studio Atticus; right: photo by Peter Vanderwarker.

The renovation and expansion of the Harvard Art Museums, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, unites the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums and their collections under one roof for the first time. This new facility at 32 Quincy Street opens to the public on November 16, 2014, and we are now accepting requests for rentals of our unique spaces.

The nearby Adolphus Busch Hall at 29 Kirkland Street, with its adjacent terrace and garden, is also available to rent.

To request a venue, complete a rental request form, email am_rentals [at] harvard [dot] edu, or call 617-495-1275. Please note that fundraising and political activities are not permitted. Spaces may be rented from 5pm until midnight. Only Adolphus Busch Hall may be rented earlier on weekends.

Please note: due to preparations for the opening of the new Harvard Art Museums, our rental program will be on hold through December 2014. We look forward to speaking with you about hosting your event in 2015.

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

The renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums open to the public on November 16, 2014. Designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the new facility invites students, faculty, scholars, and the public into one of the world’s great institutions for arts scholarship and research.

The restored Calderwood Courtyard, newly expanded galleries, state-of-the-art 300-seat and 100-seat lecture halls, and other classroom spaces are available for your event. More details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, email am_rentals [at] harvard [dot] edu or call 617-495-1275 for more information.

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Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall, with its dramatic architectural features, adorning statuary, and world-renowned Flentrop organ, Adolphus Busch Hall provides an enchanting atmosphere. The hall, which opened in 1921, was originally designed to house Harvard’s Germanic Museum (now the Busch-Reisinger Museum). The museum was moved to 32 Quincy Street in 1991, but the hall retains a stunning collection of plaster casts of medieval and Renaissance sculptures and architectural stonework.

Adolphus Busch Hall is available for a standing reception or a seated dinner for 80 people. In the warmer months, guests may enjoy the adjoining terrace and garden. Rental cost is $4,200 for the general public, and $2,900 for Harvard departments and affiliated medical institutions. Rental cost for the general public includes a Harvard Art Museums membership at the Patron or Corporate level.

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