NU Bucket List #80: Harvard Art Museums

With the cold finally settling in, it’s the perfect time to explore some of the amazing museums in the Boston area! Head out to the Harvard Art Museums, and experience 3 different museums in one place! The Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums are home to unique collections highlighting the artwork of different regions from around the world. With so many different collections all in one place, the Harvard Art Museums are worth the trip out to Cambridge!

Opened in 1896, the Fogg Museum is the oldest component of the Harvard Art Museums. The Fogg features collections composed of both Western European and North American art. Sculptures, drawings, and paintings from periods such as the Italian Renaissance can be found throughout the museum. You can also find works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent Van Gogh in the impressionist and post impressionist section!

For Germanic art, the Busch-Reisinger Museum is the place to go! This museum is actually the only museum in North America dedicated to art from a variety of periods from German speaking European countries. You can find medieval sculptures, works from the German expressionism period, and oil paintings from artists like Edvard Munch!
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is features a collection of Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean art. The museum houses many important works, including the largest collection of ancient Chinese jade outside of China! You can also find a large amount of artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, such as coins, sculptures, and vases.

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