Renovation

In Focus: Somerville Research Facility

Our Somerville Research Facility is home to the museums’ archives and a part of our Art Study Center. It also offers storage for some of our collections and is the home of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Division of Communications, the Department of Digital Imaging and Visual Resources...

The Calderwood Courtyard

The Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard has long been a central artery for visitors, students, and the community. Learn more about this historic and dynamic setting. 

The Inside View

The popularity of our architecture tour proves that visitors are still fascinated by the museums’ history and renovation. Article snippet: “I think people are excited to be inside this great building, and they’re just fascinated to learn more about it.”

A Nod toward History

On May 27, the Harvard Art Museums received a preservation award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for the restoration of our 32 Quincy Street facility. 

Snow Big Deal

The snowiest winter on record presented new challenges for Harvard Art Museums’ facilities and operations staff. Many workers put in long hours clearing more than 500 tons of snow from the brand-new roof, as well as keeping walkways and sidewalks passable.

Unveiling Structure

Collections management staff at the Harvard Art Museums recently removed a protective material from Structure, a 1934–35 fresco by Lewis Rubenstein that had been moved to a new space during the museums’ renovation project.

Green—and Gold

We’re proud to announce our LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

A Job Well Done

After successfully rebuilding the Harvard Art Museums, and more than a decade at the helm, Director Thomas W. Lentz will step down on July 1.

An Artful Bite

New at the Harvard Art Museums is Jenny’s Cafe, a spot to grab a light meal or snack. Managed by The Catered Affair, the cafe sells organic coffee, small savory or sweet bites, baked goods, and more.

Musical Interludes

The Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard recently served as the setting for several stellar musical performances. Among the highlights: Harvard undergraduate Sumire Hirotsuru ’16 playing a violin solo by Bach and students from the New England Conservatory of Music performing Inauguration Theme...