The Harvard Art Museums—comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—will open their new facility, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to the public on November 16, 2014.
The renovation and expansion of the Harvard Art Museums’ landmark building at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time, inviting students, faculty, scholars, and the public into one of the world’s great institutions for arts scholarship and research. In the museums’ new home, visitors will be able to learn about research connected to the objects on display; explore new ideas in the galleries; gain a glimpse of leading conservators at work; and in the unique Art Study Center, have hands-on experiences with a wide range of objects from the collections.
The restored Calderwood Courtyard with its new glass rooftop and a new shop and cafe located on the ground floor will be open to the public without the purchase of admission. Galleries will feature examples of the Harvard Art Museums’ collections including Italian early Renaissance paintings, impressionist and postimpressionist works, German expressionist art and materials from the Bauhaus, archaic Chinese jades and bronzes, Greek vases and Mediterranean coins, and works on paper from Islamic lands and India.
The Harvard Art Museums are located alongside Harvard Yard, and are a short walk from the MBTA’s Harvard Square subway station on the Red Line.
Visit www.harvardartmuseums.org for more information about visiting the museums when they open in November 2014, including upcoming exhibitions, lectures, and other events.