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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Harvard Art Museums : Room 2460

Harvard Art Museums – Room 2460

Art From Us, Museum Guide #875

Art From Us presents a must-see Museum Guide daily, where we showcase specific artworks in specific museums – from across the globe. Today, for Art From Us, Museum Guide #875 the spotlight is on the Harvard Art Museums’ Room 2460. Showcasing a collection of the East Arcade.

The two works in focus are :

Censing Angel, Arnolfo di Cambio, c. 1294- 1302
Head of Buddha, 9th century

About the Harvard Museums of Art

The Harvard Art Museums consist of three distinct collections, namely, the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

The Fogg Museum opened its doors in 1895. The museum was made when Mrs. Elizabeth Fogg donated towards it in memory of her deceased husband, William Hayes Fogg.

The Busch-Reisinger Museum was made in 1901. Its collection focuses on Germanic art, culture and heritage.

The most recently opened museum was the Arthur M Sackler Museum in 1985 using funds donated by businessman and collector, Dr. Arthur M Sackler.

The art collections of the three museums collectively form the Harvard Art Museums. With a vast collection spanning several decades and geographic regions, the museums make for the perfect place for scholar, tourist, student and art lover alike.

Part of the Museums’ mission is :

“The Harvard Art Museums bring to light the intrinsic power of art and promote critical looking and thinking for students, faculty, and the public. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums encourage close study of original works of art, enhance access to the collections, support the production of original scholarship, and foster university-wide collaboration across disciplines.”

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