Busch-Reisinger Museum and its collection

Busch-Reisinger Museum

The Harvard Art Museums, located within Harvard University, consist of three distinct museums. These include the Fogg Museum, which was established in 1895, the Busch Reisinger Museum, established in 1903, and the Arthur M Sackler Museum, which was founded in 1985. Each museum offers a unique collection and focus, providing a diverse and comprehensive exploration of art history.

The Collections of the Harvard Art Museums

The Harvard Art Museums house an extensive collection of approximately 250,000 objects. These objects span a wide range of media and originate from various regions including Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. The collection covers a broad timeline, with pieces dating from antiquity to the present day.

The Busch Reisinger Museum

The Busch Reisinger Museum, originally founded as the Germanic Museum in 1903, holds a unique position as the only museum in North America dedicated to the study of art from German-speaking countries of Central and Northern Europe. The museum's collection spans all media and periods, offering a comprehensive look at the art history of these regions.

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Busch-Reisinger Museum
32 Quincy Street
MA 02138 Cambridge

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Closed on major holidays


0 – 17Free
All students with a valid IDFree
Cambridge residents (proof of residency required)Free
Harvard Art Museums FriendsFree
Harvard ID holders (plus one guest)Free


Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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