Harvard Art Museums are part of Harvard University, and consist of three museums: the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Busch-Reisinger Museum. The Sackler holds important collections of Asian art, ancient Mediterranean and Byzantine collections, and works on paper from Islamic lands and India. The Sackler building also houses offices for the History of Art and Architecture faculty, as well as the Digital Images and Slides Collection of the Fine Arts Library. The Busch-Reisinger contains art from Central and Northern Europe such as Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, and 1920s abstraction. The Busch-Reisinger is the only museum in North America dedicated to the study of art from the German-speaking countries of central and northern Europe.The Fogg’s collection includes art from the Italian Renaissance, French art of the 19th century, as well as 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and drawings. It is renowned for its collection of Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present.The Fogg Art Museum is Harvard’s oldest art museum.*Editor’s Note – Harvard Art Museums is undergoing a new state-of-the-art facility redesign by Renzo Piano which will unite the three museums (the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler) and open at its historic 32 Quincy Street location in the fall of 2014.Harvard Art Museums are three museums for the price of one: the Fogg Art Museum, which holds one of America’s finest collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist work; the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, famous for its unparalleled assortment of ancient, Islamic, Asian, and later Indian art; and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the only museum in the country that places such an emphasis on the arts of German-speaking countries of central and northern Europe.Yankee Magazine October 2006See the ancient Greek urns and Chinese bronzes at the Sackler, the radical Expressionist paintings in the Busch-Reisinger, and a millennium of great Western art in the Fogg.Yankee Magazine April 2003
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