The Harvard Art Fellows are a global art lovers’ community. The Fellows support the Harvard Art Museums’ mission to encourage the spread of art appreciation and knowledge via teaching, professional training, research, public education and exhibitions. See the attached infographic for facts about the Harvard Art Museums.
Harvard Art Fellows is a charitable association of Joey Horn; this article will explore the purpose of the Fellows and the benefits of becoming a member.
About the Harvard Art Fellows
The Fellows have programs and events in various cities around the world which offer exclusive access to art; this includes some of the best private collections in the world.
There are a range of benefits to becoming a member of the Fellows:
- Access to the same benefits as Harvard Art Museums general members
- Invited to Fellows-only symposia, lectures, programs, etc.
- Ticketed events discounts
- Museum shop and café discounts
- Harvard Museums of Science & Culture free entry
In total there are six types of memberships which range in price and offer even more benefits than mentioned above.
About Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums are part of Harvard University, made up of three museums and four research centres; see the attached PDF to learn more about the four research centres.
In 1983, the museums were collectively called the Harvard University Art Museums, but the name changed to Harvard Art Museums in 2008. The role of the museums is to document, interpret, present, strengthen and preserve the items in their possession.
Opened in 1895, the Fogg Museum is a Richard Morris Hunt designed Beaux-Arts building. It was built in honour of William Hayes Fogg, due to his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Fogg, giving a gift towards the building of the art museum in 1891. This art museum eventually became known as the Fogg Museum.
Its original collection included photographs and plaster casts, but it is now home to sculptures, photographs, paintings, decorative arts, drawings and prints, which range from the present day through to the Middle Ages. Watch the embedded video to learn about Charles Herbert Moore, who was the first Director of Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum.
Founded in 1901, the Busch-Reisinger Museum is the only American museum that specialises in Central and Northern European art. The German literature Harvard professor Kuno Francke was responsible for the development of the Museum, which only had reproductions, particularly Germanic plaster casts of architectural and sculptural monuments.
The Museum eventually grew to become one of the leading modern art collections from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and other related cultures while under Charles L. Kuhn’s curatorship from 1930 to 1968. The museum was given its current name in 1950 to honour the St. Louis families which had greatly supported the museum.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Opening its doors in 1985, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum was designed by James Stirling, British architect, and named after the Museum’s biggest donator Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, who was a philanthropist, entrepreneur and psychiatrist. Also located here are the Digital Images and Slides Collection of the Fine Arts Library and the History of Art and Architecture faculty.
The Museum is home to many significant collections of art from Asia, including the archaic Chinese jades, Buddhist cave-temple sculptures, Japanese works on paper, Chinese and Korean ceramics and ceremonial weapons. It also has collections from ancient Byzantine and the ancient Mediterranean.
Today, the Harvard Art Museums continue to show their love of art and share their art knowledge with the world, which is all made possible thanks to the support of the Harvard Arts Fellows.