Busch-Reisinger Museum

Busch-Reisinger Museum

Go to the Busch-Resinger Museum! Photo by Wally Gobetz

The Busch-Reisinger Museum was opened in 1903 as the only museum in North America to display and promote the understanding of arts from German-speaking Europe. Today, it is one of only two art museums in North America that exhibit Germanic arts.

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Busch-Reisinger Museum

Photo by Wally Gobetz

From Vienna Secession art and 1920s abstract art, to late medieval sculpture, the Busch-Reisinger Museum of Harvard holds a wide range of renowned resources related to Germanic culture.

Today some of the art museum’s most celebrated holdings in the fine arts gallery include  late 19th-century paintings, art of the Austrian Secession, such as:

  • Gustav Klimt
  • Egon Schiele
  • Josef Hoffman
  • Emil Nolde
  • Eli Lissitzky
  • Lyonel Feininger

Charles L. Kuhn, the museum’s curator from 1930-1968, acquired the museum’s first modern oil painting in 1941: “The 1927 Self-Portrait in Tuxedo,” by Max Beckmann, which had been confiscated from the Berlin National galerie by the Nazis as part of their campaign against so-called “Degenerate Art.”

Under Kuhn’s curatorship, the Busch-Reisinger transformed into one of the leading collections of modern art not just from Germany, but from Austria, Switzerland, and many other related cultures.

Video tour of Busch-Resinger Museum’s Art

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