Fogg Art Museum

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caption = Fogg Museum of Art
location= Cambridge, Massachusetts
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 22
lat_seconds = 26.51
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 71
long_minutes = 6
long_seconds = 53.2
long_direction = W
locmapin = Massachusetts
area =
built =1925
architect= Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch & Abbott
architecture= Colonial Revival, Other
added = May 19, 1986
governing_body = Harvard University
mpsub=Cambridge MRA
refnum=86001282cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Fogg Art Museum is the oldest of Harvard University's art museums. It covers the history of western art from the Middle Ages to the present. It opened to the public in 1895 and was originally housed in an Italian Renaissance style building designed by Richard Morris Hunt (designed and constructed between 1893 and 1895) that has since been demolished and replaced. The current building opened in 1925 and was designed by Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, and Abbott in Georgian Revival style. It is open every day apart from national holidays. Its main areas of strength are Italian early Renaissance, British pre-Raphaelites, and nineteenth-century French art. It includes the Maurice Wertheim Collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works, and the Boston area's most important collection of Picasso's work.

References

ee also

*Harvard Art Museum
*Arthur M. Sackler Museum
*Busch Reisinger Museum

External links

* [http://www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/fogg/ Official website]


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