Now that our galleries are closed, the Harvard Art Museums are busier than ever: we are now entering the ﬁnal phases of the renovation and expansion of our historic facility at 32 Quincy Street, where our three museums—the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler—will at long last be united under one roof.
This also means that we are entering the ﬁnal planning stages for the robust public and educational programs that will take place in the Harvard Art Museums when we reopen in fall 2014. Leading the museums’ mission to teach with our collections is the Division of Academic and Public Programs (DAPP). There is a constant buzz of activity in the DAPP oﬃce, as they are training student guides who will lead visitors through our facility, working with curators to generate interpretive materials, and connecting the museums’ rich resources—our collections and staﬀ—to a diverse range of academic courses on campus, from applied mathematics to Persian literature.
Meanwhile, we have a number of ways for you to stay involved with the Harvard Art Museums. Our magazine, Index, is now available in an expanded digital format on this website. Index gives you daily behind-the-scenes access to the museums. This summer, we look forward to seeing you at our member program in Maine. In the fall we will continue to oﬀer our regular series of public lectures, recitals, and workshops at the Sackler lecture hall and at a number of other campus venues.
We hope to see you at one of our programs in Cambridge, and while you’re there, take a look at the progress we’re making across the street. We believe you’ll be excited by the new beginnings that are on the horizon for the Harvard Art Museums.
Thomas W. Lentz
Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director