Boston events

{“data”:[{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”After six years, the [Harvard Art Museums](\\-art\\-museums) will reopen to the public today. The much\\-anticipated renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch\\-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one spectacular glass roof designed by Pritzker Prize\\-winning architect Renzo Piano. The museum reopens its 250,000\\-piece collection and debuts its elaborately renovated 1927 Quincy Street landmark and added 204,000\\-square\\-foot glass and steel wing with a Italian piazza\\-inspired Courtyard.\n”}},{“type”:”html”,”data”:{“text”:”“}},{“type”:”text”,”data”:{“text”:”Known for thoughtful renovations of historic buildings, Piano was also called to envision and create Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s 2012 expansion. The museum’s gorgeous Calderwood Courtyard features open views of its five floors and fosters plenty of natural sunlight. Other features of the renovation new exhibition galleries to allow more of the permanent collection to be placed on view, an additional new entrance, a shop, a cafe, and centers for study and labs for innovation. \n\nOpening events culminate with the museums’ [official first day](\\-day) open to the public on Sunday, November 16. The date also marks the opening of the inaugural special exhibition, [Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals]( Admission is free, and the museums will be open for extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.\n\nStarting Monday, November 17, we will settle into the museums’ normal hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and [free admission](\\-admission\\-day) is extended to all visitors on this day and the following day, Tuesday, November 18.\n\n_Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St., Cambridge, 617.495.9400_\n”}}]}