Fogg Art Museum, Bush-Reisinger Museum and Arthur M. Sackler Museum
It should come as no surprise that Harvard is one of the best places to go for visiting museums, amongst many other things.
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At Harvard University you’ll find three of the most important museums in Boston. Open to the public since 1895, the Fogg Art Museum is the oldest on the whole university campus. It is home to a vast collection of European and American paintings, sculptures, photography, etchings, drawings and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to present day. The Bush-Reisinger Museum, founded just a few years later in 1903, is dedicated to the study of artwork from German speaking countries, whether Austrian work from the Secession era, German expressionist pieces, abstract creations from the 1920s, medieval sculptures or material related to the Bauhaus school. You’ll find work by greats such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter or Joseph Beuys. Lastly, since 1985 the Arthur M. Sackler Museum has been dedicated to the most remarkable examples of Asian art. Its world famous collection includes ancient Chinese jades, ceremonial armour, Buddhist sculptures, Korean and Chinese ceramics and exquisite examples of Japanese origami, alongside key Islamic and Indian art and pieces from ancient civilisations such as Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Near East. For more information see www.harvardartmuseums.org.