The Fogg Museum is the oldest of all of the Harvard Museums, and it is praised for many of it’s pieces. Opened in 1896, The Fogg Museum is known for their holdings in Western paintings, sculpture, photographs, and drawings from the Middle Ages to the present. Their specialties include Italian Renaissance, British Pre-Raphaelite and French art of the 19th century, and their internationally renowned collection is among the largest in the U.S. The Fogg focuses on connecting encyclopedia collections to coursework, and planning exhibits that truly engage students and visitors.
The Busch-Reisinger Museum is the only museum in North America dedicated to the study of art from the German-speaking countries of Central and Northern Europe in all periods. Its holdings include works of Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, and material related to the Bauhaus. Noteworthy gems include medieval sculpture, and one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of works by Joseph Beuys.
The new renovated museum is a must-see when it re-opens, and it will be a great visual and learning experience for anyone from students to visitors. Be sure to check out the other amazing museums in Boston, and in-between visits relax at the Clarendon Square Inn. The historic bed and breakfast is the perfect environment to take in and discuss everything seen at the museums!