Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Harvard University
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617.495.8508
Fax: 617.495.8511




The Hutchins Center is virtual for now. We will continue to operate remotely through 2020. Response to postal mail and phone calls is delayed and we will not be reviewing hard copies of letters or manuscripts. Please continue to contact us at

Click here for hours and visitor information for the Cooper Gallery.


Art Tours:

The Art of the Hutchins Center - Fridays at 1:00pm Postponed until further notice

Join Dr. Sheldon Cheek, Senior Curatorial Associate for The Image of the Black Archive & Library, as he leads a guided tour of The Art of the Hutchins Center.  Our collection includes work by Isaac Julien, Romare Bearden, Lyle Ashton Harris, Suesan Stovall, Charles White, and Hale Woodruff, and an extensive assortment of black film posters. The tour ends with a visit to the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, a vital and unique space at Harvard.

104 Mount Auburn Street, Floor 3R.  Tours begin in the reception area on floor 3R.

Harvard Gazette: Taking a tour


Cooper Gallery Exhibition Tours - Fridays at 3:00pm Postponed until further notice

The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art offers weekly exhibition tours by staff on Fridays at 3pm. Space is limited to 15 and on a first come, first served basis.

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Hutchins Center, 102 Mount Auburn Street.