Harvard Art Museums

(formerly named Harvard University Art Museums)

Cambridge, MA




Resource Library articles and essays honoring the American experience through its art:

Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928-1939 (4/19/12)

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum; essay by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. (4/10/06)

American Watercolors and Pastels, 1875-1950, at the Fogg Art Museum (3/3/06)

Barbara and Peter Moore Fluxus Collection Acquired by Harvard University Art Museums (7/15/05)

A New Kind of Historical Evidence: Photographs from the Carpenter Center Collection (6/24/05)

Process and Paradox: The Historical Pictures of John Singleton Copley (4/1/04)

Gary Schneider: Portraits (2/2/04)

Life as Art: Paintings by Gregory Gillespie and Frances Cohen Gillespie (11/12/03)

Harvard Collects American Art (8/9/03)

George Bellows: The Tragedies of War (8/9/03)

Philip Guston: A New Alphabet (9/13/00)

The Shape of Content: The Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive at Harvard (12/29/99)

Ben Shahn's New York: The Photography of Modern Times (12/29/99)

Sargent in the Studio: Drawings, Sketchbooks, and Oil Sketches (6/99)


About the Harvard Art Museums

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 Harvard Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. The collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media, ranging in date from antiquity to the present and originating in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Integral to Harvard University and the wider community, the art museums and research centers serve as resources for students, scholars, and other visitors. 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 in this country.

In June 2008 the building at 32 Quincy Street, formerly the home of the Fogg and Busch-Reisinger museums, closed for a major renovation. During this renovation, the Sackler Museum at 485 Broadway remains open and has been reinstalled with some of the finest works representing the collections of all three museums. When complete, the renovated historic building on Quincy Street will unite the three museums in a single state-of-the-art facility designed by architect Renzo Piano. (information as of 4/19/12)

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