Although the building on Quincy Street that housed the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger museums is closed for a major renovation, two Harvard Art Museums venues are available for rental: Adolphus Busch Hall and Garden and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. To request a venue, complete a rental request form, email am_rentals [at] harvard [dot] edu, or call 617-495-1275.
Built in the spirit of a grand medieval hall, with its dramatic architectural features, adorning statuary, stunning collection of Germanic plaster casts, and world-renowned organ, Adolphus Busch Hall provides an enchanting atmosphere. In the warmer months guests may enjoy the adjoining terrace and garden.
Adolphus Busch Hall is available for a standing reception or a seated dinner for 80. 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.
Designed by renowned British architect James Stirling, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum galleries currently feature some of the most treasured works from the Fogg Museum’s collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s collection of art from Central and Northern Europe, and the Sackler Museum’s collection of Asian, ancient, and Islamic and later Indian art. A listing of current exhibitions can be found here.
The lobby is available for a standing reception for 80. The lecture hall seats 280. Rental cost: lobby, $2,000; lecture hall, $1,000; lobby and lecture hall, $2,500; lobby and galleries, $3,500 (galleries available for rental through June 1, 2013). 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; lobby and galleries, $2,900 (galleries available for rental through June 1, 2013).
Locations and times for rentals are as follows:
Sackler Museum galleries and lobby: Tuesday–Saturday, 5pm until midnight (galleries available for rental through June 1, 2013)
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 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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