Fogg Museum was founded in 1895 in a Beaux-Arts building that is located towards the north end of Harvard Yard. The idea of this museum was originally created by Mrs. Elizabeth Fogg. In 1891, Elizabeth Fogg wanted to dedicate an art museum to he late husband, William Hayes Fogg. After spending a few years in the Beaux-Arts building, the Fogg Museum moved to a new located on 32 Quincy Street. Today, the Fogg Museum is known from its extensive art collection that focuses on art from the Middle Ages and early Western time periods.
Bush-Reisinger Museum was originally founded as the Germanic Museum in 1901. This museum was among the first of its kind, and was founded with the idea to preserve and educate people about art in countries where German was spoke. After spending twenty years at its original locating, the museum was moved to Adolphus Busch Hall by funds supplied Hugo Reisinger. Years after the museum relocated, its name was changed to the current Bush-Reisinger Museum. But, the museum didn’t reside in Adolphus Busch Hall for long, because in 1991 it was moved to 32 Quincy Street in Werner Otto Hall.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum origins date back to 1912 when Langdon Warner established the first Asian art course in the history of American universities. Warner taught the course at Harvard, and helped the university to acquire an extensive collection of Asian, Islamic, and Indian art. Finally, in 1985 Harvard staff and a leading philanthropist, Dr. Arthur M. Sackler decided that the extensive art collection should have a permanent home. Thus, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum was built at 485 Broadway with the help of renowned architect James Stirling. Photo: Harvard Art Museums
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