The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in Art & History

Harvard Art Museums

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University

The Harvard Art Museums are part of Harvard University and comprise three museums:

  • The Fogg Museum -established in 1895
  • The Busch-Reisinger Museum – established in 1903
  • The Arthur M. Sackler Museum – established in 1985

The Harvard Art Museums also includes four research centres:

  • The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis – founded in 1958
  • The Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art -founded in 2002
  • The Harvard Art Museums Archives – founded in 1928
  • The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies – founded in 1928

The collections consist of over 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.

The Masterpieces of the Harvard Art Museums include:

Further information about the Harvard Art Museums is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                    Harvard Art Museums
  • City:                       Boston
  • Established:         1883
  • Type:                     Art Museum
  • Collection size    250,000 objects
  • Location:            32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Photo Credit: By Daderot (Own work (I took this photograph)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons