About the Museum
The Busch-Reisinger Museum, founded in 1901, is a branch of the Harvard Art Museums devoted to art from central and northern Europe, with an emphasis on German-speaking countries. This focus is unique among North American museums and the collection features significant works of Austrian Secession art, German Expressionism, 1920s Abstraction and materials related to the Bauhaus. Other strengths include late-medieval sculpture, 18th century works and noteworthy post-war and contemporary art from German-speaking Europe. The Busch-Reisinger moved to a new facility in 2014 designed by Renzo Piano, which united the three Harvard Art Museums under one roof for the first time.