PSA: Late Night at the Harvard Art Museums

By Soumyaa Mazumder

Harvard has more museums than most of us can keep track of, so they’ve resorted to hosting enticing events to get overcommitted undergrads to visit. Luckily that means free food and entertainment, and this Thursday (that's tomorrow night!) the Harvard Art Museums will truly be doing the most at their Student Late Night event. Here's what's on offer:

Live DJ

Think art museums are boring? Think again. The museum is going so far as to bring in an actual DJ so that you can “hear the museum in new ways.” If you’ve ever wanted to rave in an art museum, this is an opportunity of a lifetime, as the MFA might not take too kindly to you blasting your Drake while browsing Donatello’s works.

Classy Snax

For those looking to appreciate the classy side of the museum, fear not: fancy desserts and mocktails will be served so that you can pretend to be a posh Parisian while you peruse the galleries (to the background music of the DJ, of course).

More Free Things

If free food isn’t enough to get you there, the Art Museums are also promising free stuff in the form of raffle prizes and giveaways.

Quirky Exhibit

If you're into ancient animal-shaped vessels, or if you consider yourself a god, hero, or king who enjoys feasting (likely a larger swath of the Harvard student population), then be sure to check out the featured special exibition: "Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings."

Pretentious Dorm Art

Finally, the Late Night event is the perfect time to learn about the Harvard Art Museums’ Student Print Rental Program, through which you can rent an original print from the museum to hang in your dorm room for a small fee. Nothing says “I have my life totally and completely under control” more than real art in your dorm room, especially during family weekend.

No matter where your interests lie, there’s no reason not to head to the Harvard Art Museums from 8-10 p.m. this Thursday for a study break filled with free food, free stuff, and free music!

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