Give the Gift of Art This Holiday Season

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Installation shot of Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 through January 3, 2016 at the Harvard Art Museums. Thematic gallery: Boston, 1971: The Gas Tank. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.


At the holidays, coming up with meaningful gift ideas can be a challenge. After all, it’s the thought that truly counts.

For those art aficionados on your list, why not choose a gift that includes compelling exhibitions, creative workshops, exclusive events, and educational programs—in other words, a membership to a major cultural institution like the Harvard Art Museums.

3 WAYS A HARVARD ART MUSEUMS MEMBERSHIP IS A PERFECT GIFT

1) Members get unlimited, complimentary admission.

With exclusive perks and access to unique programs, membership gives recipients the ability to engage with art all year round. Plus, Harvard Art Museums members also have unlimited, free access to the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture—a great way to bridge the worlds of art and science.

Learn more about varying membership levels, and choose the one that’s best for the lucky beneficiaries on your list this season.

2) Members enjoy exclusive invitations to events.

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Installation shot of Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on display September 3, 2015 through January 3, 2016 at the Harvard Art Museums. Thematic gallery: Salvation at the Supermarket. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.


In addition to a variety of public events, Harvard Art Museums members are specially invited to curator-led gallery tours, daytrips to sites of cultural significance in the New England region, and member open houses, during which they have exclusive access to the museums’ collections and special exhibitions, such as Corita Kent and the Language of Pop, on view through January 3, 2016.

The Harvard Art Museums provide access to works of art spanning millennia and originating from every corner of the world. The gift of membership adds a little something extra to those extraordinary collections on view!

3) Anyone can browse the cool merchandise, but members save when they shop.

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The Harvard Art Museums shop. Photo: © President and Fellows of Harvard College.


While all visitors can purchase unique holiday gifts here, members who visit the shop—packed with fun and well-chosen merchandise that any art collector will love—can save 10% on all purchases. (The discount also applies to purchases in the museums cafe.)

Gift items in stock include merchandise related to special exhibitions, fascinating art books and biographies about your favorite artists, as well as stationery, games, jewelry, and kitchen accessories.

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Give the gift of art this year! Visit Harvard Art Museums and take the first step in making the holidays a bit brighter for the art lover in your life.

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