for the Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Gallery and Bookshop Hours
12:00–5:00 pm, Tuesday–Sunday
Closed Mondays; July 4, Thanksgiving, November 28 and 29; December 23–Dec 25; New Year's Eve, December 31; New Year's Day, January 1.
Exhibitions and programs at the Carpenter Center are free and open to the public.
General Visitor Policies
We welcome all visitors to the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts galleries and bookshop. For the protection and safety of visitors and artworks on view we ask that you please adhere to the following policies.
- Please refrain from touching artworks on view and be mindful of safe distances when in the galleries.
- To aid in the protection of artwork on view, large bags, backpacks, luggage, rigid baby carries, and umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. They may be checked at the front desk with the attendant.
- No food or beverages are permitted in the galleries. Non-flash, noncommerical photography and filming is welcome and permitted. However, use of tripods, extensions poles, and monopods is not allowed in the galleries.
MBTA Red Line Stop: Harvard Square
The Carpenter Center is on the east perimeter of the Harvard University campus and east of the Harvard Square Red Line T stop. It is located between the the Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Faculty Club, one block north of Massachusetts Avenue, at 24 Quincy Street in Cambridge.