The Academy is located at 136 Irving Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

The vehicle entrance for the Academy is 200 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143.

House of the Academy

The Academy’s current headquarters (established 200 years after the organization’s founding) were made possible through the vision and generosity of Edwin Land. (Learn about prior locations here.)

The “House of the Academy” was designed by the architectural firm Kallmann McKinnell & Wood and incorporates many metaphors, borrowing elements from ancient Greek cities, Renaissance Tuscan villas, and the twentieth-century American and British Arts and Crafts style. 

Norton’s Woods Conference Center

Norton’s Woods Conference Center at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences offers a unique experience for retreats, corporate meetings, and celebratory dinners. 

Conveniently located in the heart of Cambridge on a five-and-a-half acre wooded site, Norton’s Woods offers privacy as well as the perfect setting for any special event. Learn more about the facilities and inquire about availability here.