Fogg Art Museum
|Location||26-32 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts|
|Area||2 acres (0.81 ha)|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival|
|Governing body||Harvard University|
|NRHP Reference #||86001282|
|Added to NRHP||May 19, 1986|
The Fogg Museum, opened to the public in 1896, is the oldest of Harvard University's art museums. The Fogg joins the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum as part of the Harvard Art Museums.
The museum was originally housed in an Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Richard Morris Hunt. In 1925, the building was replaced by a Georgian Revival-style structure on Quincy Street, designed by Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, and Abbott. (The original Hunt Hall remained, underutilized until it was demolished in 1974 to make way for new freshman dormitories.)
The Fogg Museum is renowned for its holdings of Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings from the Middle Ages to the present. Particular strengths include Italian Renaissance, British Pre-Raphaelite, and French art of the 19th century, as well as 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and drawings.
The museum's Maurice Wertheim Collection is a notable group of impressionist and post-impressionist works that contains many famous masterpieces, including paintings and sculptures by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. Central to the Fogg's holdings is the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, with more than 4,000 works of art. Bequeathed to Harvard in 1943, the collection continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the legacy of the Harvard Art Museums, serving as a foundation for teaching, research, and professional training programs. It includes important 19th-century paintings, sculpture, and drawings by William Blake, Edward Burne-Jones, Jacques-Louis David, Honoré Daumier, Winslow Homer, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, John Singer Sargent, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.
In 2008, the 32 Quincy Street building that formerly housed the Fogg Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum closed for a major renovation project to create a new museum building designed by architect Renzo Piano that will house all three museums in one facility. During the renovation, selected works from all three museums are on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Museum.
Titian, Rustic Idyll, 1507-1508
Nicolas Poussin, Holy Family, 1645-1650
Canaletto, Piazza San Marco, Venice, c. 1730-1735
John Singleton Copley, Mrs. Daniel Denison Rogers (Abigail Bromfield), 1784
Ammi Phillips, Harriet Leavens, c. 1815
Jacques-Louis David, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, 1817
Albert Bierstadt, In the Sierras, 1868
Frédéric Bazille, Summer Scene, 1869
Edgar Degas, Cotton Merchants in New Orleans, 1873
Edgar Degas, The Rehearsal, 1873
Claude Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare, Arrival of a Train, 1877
Paul Gauguin, Self portrait, c. 1875-1877
Edgar Degas, The Singer with the Glove, 1878
John Singer Sargent, Madame Gautreau (Madame X), c. 1883
Vincent van Gogh, Three Pairs of Shoes, 1886
Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888
Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Apples, a Pear, and a Ceramic Portrait Jug, 1889
Paul Gauguin, Poèmes barbares, 1896
Thomas Eakins, Miss Alice Kurtz, 1903
Jean Metzinger, Landscape (Marine, Composition Cubiste), 1912
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Harvard News Office (2002-04-04). "Harvard Gazette: Color, form, action and teaching". News.harvard.edu. Retrieved 2013-07-18. "The first Fogg Museum, known as Hunt Hall, was built in 1893 and demolished in 1974 to make way for Canaday. The "new" Fogg was built in 1925 where the home of Harvard naturalist Louis Agassiz once stood — the original Agassiz neighborhood. The building is named for William Hayes Fogg, a Maine merchant who was born in 1817, left school at 14, and grew rich in the China trade. After he died in 1884, his widow, Elizabeth, left $200,000 and the couple's Asian art collection to Harvard."
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