Harvard Art Museums, at 32 Quincy St. on the Harvard University campus, comprises three museums: the Fogg Museum, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum. Together, their collections total 250,000 objects. The building—a 1927 neo-Georgian red brick structure with a modern, Renzo Piano-designed addition—holds exhibition galleries, the Art Study Center, classrooms and lecture halls. At its center is the architecturally stunning Calderwood Courtyard; inspired by an Italian piazza, the revitalized public space features two rows of travertine-surfaced arches as well as a glass roof and glass walls on the upper levels.
The Fogg Museum's holdings include sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and decorative arts from the Western Hemisphere, from the Middle Ages to the present. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum focuses on Asian, Islamic, later Indian and ancient art; its collection encompasses one of the world's finest examples of ancient Chinese jades, ceramics and bronzes as well as Japanese woodblock prints, Roman sculpture, Greek vases and Indian miniature paintings. The Busch-Reisinger Museum showcases artwork from or relating to the German-speaking countries of Central and Northern Europe. On display is art created from the Middle Ages to the present, especially Vienna Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, decorative arts and contemporary art.