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By Scott Roberto / November 7, 12:00 AM
Grand Re-Opening


On November 16, the long-awaited debut of the renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums (refer to listing, page 28) in Cambridge finally takes place. Begun in 2010, the project combines Harvard University’s three renowned art museums—the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Sackler—into one facility centered around the now-glass enclosed Calderwood Courtyard (pictured). Designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano, the reinvigorated institution is now 40 percent larger, better to house the school’s collection of nearly 250,000 objects from ancient history up to today. To celebrate the occasion, a special exhibit—Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals—is on display through the middle of next summer. Visitors can even check out the new Museum Shop and Cafe without paying an admission fee. And speaking of free, not only is entry on opening day free to all, but so are the next two days, November 17 and 18, for those who sign up for timed tickets at harvardartmuseums.org.

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