Special Notice: The galleries of the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums are currently closed so that we may complete the ﬁnal phases of our renovation and expansion project. A new state-of-the-art Harvard Art Museums facility designed by Renzo Piano will unite the three museums and open at our historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014. Read more about the project, including an overview, timeline, and weekly updates, in our Renovation section.
Oﬃces, classrooms, and the lecture hall at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum building at 485 Broadway remain open for staﬀ, faculty, and students. Public programs and events continue to be oﬀered in the lecture hall and at a number of other Harvard campus venues. The Sackler Museum lobby and lecture hall and Adolphus Busch Hall remain available for rental.
Parking in the vicinity of the Harvard Art Museums is diﬃcult and is restricted to Cambridge residents only on many nearby local streets. There is some on-street metered parking. Visitors are encouraged to use the area’s extensive public transit system, particularly the MBTA Red Line, which provides inexpensive parking at its Alewife station.
No parking is available at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum or Adolphus Busch Hall.
For certain evening and weekend functions, complimentary parking is available in Harvard University’s Broadway Garage on Felton Street between Cambridge Street and Broadway. Check public event listings in our calendar for details.
Public parking garages in the Harvard Square area:
—Church Street Lot: 41 Church Street, between Brattle Street & Massachusetts Avenue, 617-482-7740
—Harvard Square Parking: corner of Eliot & JFK streets, 617-354-4168
—Charles Square Garage: corner of Bennett Street & University Road, 617-491-6779
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum and Adolphus Busch Hall are .25 miles from the Harvard Square subway station. This station is served by the Red Line of the MBTA’s subway system as well as many bus lines. Please use the MBTA’s trip planner to determine your best route.
From the center of Harvard Square, walking through historic Harvard Yard with its winding pathways can be a challenge, but well worth it if you have not visited before. From Harvard Square, enter any gate and walk directly through the center of the Yard, between Widener Library and Memorial Church, and exit through the gate on Quincy Street. Our historic building at 32 Quincy Street (now closed for renovation) will be directly in front of you. Turn left on Quincy Street. At the corner, you will see the Arthur M. Sackler Museum adjacent at 485 Broadway. To reach Adolphus Busch Hall, continue walking along Quincy Street and pass the Harvard Graduate School of Design on the right. Adolphus Busch Hall will be directly in front of you, one block down and across the street, at 29 Kirkland Street.