Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums is an ensemble of three art museums in Cambridge, MA, in the Boston metropolitan area, managed by the Harvard University.
Building and site
Inaugurated in 2014, the new main building of the Harvard Art Museum showcases the collections of the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
The complex consists of a Georgian-style building dating to 1927, originally the home of the Fogg Museum, and a modern expansion designed by the celebrated Italian architect Renzo Piano.
The building is located in the heart of the Harvard University campus, with main access from Quincy street.
What to see at the Harvard Art Museums
As already mentioned, three museums form the institution, each with a collection focusing on specific geographic areas of the world.
The Fogg museum collection covers European and American from the middle ages to the present day.
The Busch-Reisinger Museum is primarily dedicated to art from Germany and Northern Europe.
The collection of the Arthur M. Sackler Museum is composed of pieces from Asia and the Middle East, with a remarkable set of antique artworks.
Therefore, works on view at the museum cover a diverse set of means of expression, cultures, places, and periods and include paintings, sculptures, architectural pieces, drawings, prints, photographs, coins, armor, jewels, and more.
Among many others, featured artists include Simone Martini, Fra Angelico, Dürer, Botticelli, Bernini, Cézanne, Seurat, Whistler, Renoir, Monet, Van Gogh, Ernst, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, Miró, Warhol, Jasper Johns, Pollock, de Kooning, Ruscha, Beuys, and Ai Weiwei.
Additional services and activities
The Harvard Art Museums organize special exhibitions, academic, and public programs and include an art study center, a research facility, a cafe, and a shop.
Photos: cover and 1by Paul Geffen, 2, 3 and 4 by Harvard Art Museums
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The renovated and expanded Harvard Art Museums designed by Renzo Piano merges three major art museums, as well as old and new architecture, under one roof
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