The Fogg Art Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, which together comprise the Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM), recently announced a comprehensive new plan that will enable the institution to better fulfill its mission as a leading center for research and teaching in the visual arts. A core goal of the plan is to more effectively integrate HUAMs collections into the academic life of the entire University, as well as to further HUAMs mission of teaching, conducting research, and advancing professional development in the visual arts. The plan includes an extensive renovation of the historic building at 32 Quincy St. in Cambridge, which currently houses the Fogg Art Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum.
During the renovation of its Quincy Street site, HUAM will move to an interim facility located in the former Citizens Bank building at 1380 Soldiers Field Road in Allston. The museums are also participating in University discussions about the development of a permanent arts and culture complex in Allston, with the long-term goal of moving to a two-site model including the renovated Quincy Street site.