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The Temple of Artemis at Sardis, featuring the Butler expedition’s crane (which still works), 1910 and 2010. Top photo: Howard Crosby Butler Archive, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University; bottom photo: Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Special Event

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

Join us in the Art Study Center for a glimpse into the history of the Harvard Art Museums, with a special focus on the rich history of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, founded in 1958.

During open hours on Mondays in October, from 1 to 4pm, select historical photographs, correspondence, objects, and more from the holdings of the archives and Sardis will be on view for close examination, and staff will be on hand to share the stories behind the materials. (Please note that the museums will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day.)

This event coincides with our regular Art Study Center Open Hours; visitors may also request to see works of art not currently on view in the galleries.

The Art Study Center is located on Level 4. No appointment is necessary during open hours. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.

Free with museums admission

Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.

Children age 14 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.