Facility Rental

Facility Rental

Adolphus Busch Hall. Photo: Courtesy of Geneve Hoffman Photography and Stone Event Planning

Although the building on Quincy Street that housed the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger museums is closed for a major renovation and expansion, two Harvard Art Museums venues are available for rental: Adolphus Busch Hall at 29 Kirkland Street and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum lobby and lecture hall at 485 Broadway. To request a venue, complete a rental request form, email am_rentals [at] harvard [dot] edu, or call 617-495-1275.

Please note: all rentals will be suspended from June through December 2014.

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 Busch-Reisinger Museum, currently under renovation). 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, $3,700 for Harvard staff, students, and faculty, and $2,900 for Harvard departments and affiliated medical institutions. Rental cost for general public includes membership in the Harvard Art Museums at the Patron or Corporate level. Rental cost for Harvard staff, students, and faculty includes membership in the Harvard Art Museums at the Sustaining level.

Rental space floor map

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Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge

The Arthur M. Sackler Museum was designed by renowned modern architect James Stirling. The lobby is available for a standing reception for 80 people. The lecture hall seats 280 people. Rental cost: lobby, $2,000; lecture hall, $1,000; lobby and lecture hall, $2,500. Rental cost for general public exceeding $1,000 includes membership in the Harvard Art Museums at the Patron or Corporate level. Rental cost for Harvard departments and affiliates: lobby, $1,500; lecture hall, $600; lobby and lecture hall, $2,000.

Terms and Conditions

Locations and times for rentals are as follows:

—Sackler Museum lobby: Tuesday–Saturday, 5pm until midnight
—Sackler Museum lecture hall: Monday–Friday, 5pm until midnight; Saturday, 9am until midnight
—Adolphus Busch Hall: Monday–Friday, 5pm until midnight; Saturday–Sunday, 9am until midnight

Rental cost includes use of designated museum space, regular security, and standard custodial services for up to seven hours or until 12 midnight, whichever occurs first. Only weekend events in Sackler Museum lecture hall and Adolphus Busch Hall and Garden may exceed the seven-hour maximum and will be billed an additional $200 per hour or any part thereof.

A license contract must be completed, signed, and returned along with a nonrefundable deposit of $1,000 to reserve museum spaces.

Parking is available at the nearby Broadway Garage on Felton Street. Please email Harvard University’s event_parking [at] harvard [dot] edu (parking office) for further information.

Fundraising and political activities in museum spaces are not permitted.

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