Busch-Reisinger Museum

A Conversation with Wolfgang Tillmans

Contemporary German artist Wolfgang Tillmans shared insights about the creation of his 19-part installation Folding, Refraction, Touch—Installation for the Busch-Reisinger Museum (2013), now on view at the Harvard Art Museums.

The New Typography of “The Ring”

A two-part installation drawn from works on loan from the Merrill C. Berman Collection highlights an international group of artists working in graphic design during the Weimar period.

In Focus: Adolphus Busch Hall

Visitors are welcome to view works of art, take in an organ concert, or discover more about the rich history of Adolphus Busch Hall, former home of our Busch-Reisinger Museum. The hall is open to the public on Wednesdays, 1–5pm, and Saturdays, 10am–2pm.

Wolfgang Tillmans in Context

The first three words in the title of Wolfgang Tillmans’s Folding, Refraction, Touch—Installation for the Busch-Reisinger Museum provided a useful framework for curating an exhibition of works by other modern and contemporary artists.

Learning from Tillmans

Olivia Crough, a Ph.D. student in Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies and a 2015–16 graduate intern in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, gained hands-on curatorial experience as she helped organize the exhibition Folding, Refraction, Touch: Modern and Contemporary Art...

The Bauhaus Connection at Harvard

As the world prepares to mark the centennial (in 2019) of the founding of this influential school of modernist art and design, the Harvard Art Museums have already begun to commemorate the occasion with a new digital resource devoted to Bauhaus-related objects and research.

A Look Behind Grazing Horses IV

On the centenary year of artist Franz Marc’s death, we’re learning new details about his popular painting Grazing Horses IV.

The Next Chapter for the Rebecca Horn Exhibition

Interested in seeing more new work by German artist Rebecca Horn? We have added paintings to the exhibition Rebecca Horn: “Work in Progress.”

Trained at the Museums: Maja Wismer

As the Renke B. and Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Maja Wismer participated in selecting Joseph Beuys’s multiples, Fluxus multiples, and artists’ books that will be on display in the new Harvard Art Museums.

Collecting the Bauhaus

On Tuesday, May 6, Laura Muir, research curator for academic and public programs at the Harvard Art Museums, will speak at Historic New England’s Otis House in Boston. She will discuss how the Busch-Reisinger Museum, with the aid of architect Walter Gropius, came to assemble a great collection of Ba...