Fodor's Expert Review Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

Cambridge Educational Institution

This gravity-defying mass of concrete and glass, built in 1963, is the only building in North America designed by the French architect Le Corbusier. The open floor plan provides students with five stories of flexible workspace, and the large, outward-facing windows ensure that the creative process is always visible and public. The center regularly holds free lectures and receptions with artists on Thursday evenings. At the top of the ramp, the Sert Gallery plays host to changing exhibits of contemporary works and has a café. The Main Gallery on the ground floor often showcases work by students and faculty. The Harvard Film Archive downstairs screens films several times a week, often accompanied by discussions with the filmmakers.

Educational Institution Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue

Quick Facts

24 Quincy St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02138, USA

617-495–3251

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Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Galleries free, film screenings $9, Exhibits closed in summer.

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