Harvard Art Museums

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Established 1895

The Harvard Art Museums, among the world’s leading art institutions, comprise three museums (Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler) and four research centers (Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis). The Fogg Museum is dedicated to Western art from the Middle Ages to the present; the Busch-Reisinger Museum focuses on works from central and northern Europe with a special emphasis on the art of German-speaking countries; and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to Asian, ancient, and Islamic and later Indian art. Together, the collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media. The Harvard Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and the public. For more than a century, they have been the nation’s premier training ground for museum professionals and are renowned for their seminal role in developing the discipline of art history.

The Harvard Art Museums will open their new Renzo Piano Building Workshop-designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014.

Offices, classrooms, and the lecture hall at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway remain open for staff, faculty, and students. Public programs and events continue to be offered in the lecture hall and at a number of other Harvard campus venues.

Keep up with what’s happening at the Harvard Art Museums as we prepare for the opening of our renovated facility in Index, our multimedia magazine. Index is available in fall, spring, and summer print editions (find copies on the Harvard campus at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway, and the Smith Campus Center at 1350 Massachusetts Avenue), with weekly updates in an expanded digital version on our website. http://magazine.harvardartmuseums.org

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