Carpenter Center Building Tours

Friday, May 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday, June 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday, July 13, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts is the only building in North America designed by the Swiss-French architect, urban planner, visual artist, and writer, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887–1965). Known as Le Corbusier, he is one of the most influential modern architects and urban planners. Planned and built between 1958–1963 for the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies (VES) at Harvard, today, the Carpenter Center also houses the Harvard Film Archive, and CCVA Program of exhibitions, lectures, and events.

Join us for a guided tour of our historic building. As you take a promenade architecturale (Le Corbusier’s expression for a visitors’s pathway through built space) learn about Carpenter Center’s architecture, history, and current program. 

The tour will cover only the public spaces as classrooms and studios are closed to the public, and will highlight much of the building’s remarkable exterior and interior features. Tours are free and open to the public, and led by students. 

Join us for an building tour this summer! Reserve your tour spot:

Fri, June 8 and Thu, June 28

Fri, July 13 and Thu, July 19

Fri, August 10 and Thu, August 16

RSVP here. You will receive a confirmation and reminder.

24 Quincy Street
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138