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Free Admission Day for Art Museum Day & International Museum Day

18 May 10:00am - 5:00pm
Organized by: Harvard Art Museums
Venue: Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street

The Harvard Art Museums will offer free admission to all visitors today, in celebration of Art Museum Day and International Museum Day, organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).


Get up close with masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, and more, and visit works by internationally recognized contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Ai Weiwei, and Kerry James Marshall. Also, check out the Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany.


We are also extending a 10% discount on all levels of memberships purchased at the museums today. Membership can be purchased at the admissions desk or in the shop. Visit our Members and Fellows pages to learn more about the benefits of supporting the museums’ mission to promote knowledge about and appreciation of art and art museums.


Share your experience via social media, with the hashtags #ArtMuseumDay and #MuseumDay; and tag us with #HarvardArtMuseums.


AAMD’s Art Museum Day and ICOM’s International Museum Day are held in conjunction, uniting the organizations’ memberships to celebrate museums and raise awareness about their importance in society.