Carpenter Center
for the Visual Arts

Harvard University
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

+1 617.496.5387


Gallery Hours
12pm–5pm, Tue–Sun

Closed Mondays; Thanksgiving Nov 23 and Nov 24; Dec 23–Dec 29; New Year's Eve, Dec 31; New Year's Day Jan 1. 

Exhibitions and programs at the Carpenter Center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Class Visits and Tours

We welcome classes to visit the exhibitions and bookshop at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. To schedule a group visit, please complete the Class Visit Form. You should receive a written email from a CCVA staff member as a confirmation. If you do not, please call 617 496 5387. 

Public tours are offered monthly and led by students. Visitors can learn about Carpenter Center for the Visual Art’s architecture, history, and current program. 

Tours take place every first Wednesday of the month and beginning at 12:30 pm. Upcoming tour dates are: Oct 4, Nov 1, and Dec 6. Please note that this is a pilot program for the Fall. Each tour will be followed by a questionnaire. RSVP 


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 Harvard Art Museums and Harvard Faculty Club, one block north of Massachusetts Avenue, at 24 Quincy Street in Cambridge.