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Thomas W. Lentz

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“The museums have been taken apart and put back together again to create a new kind of teaching facility that is already realizing its potential, so in large part our goal has been accomplished,” said Thomas W. Lentz, the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard Art Museums, who will step down July 1.

Lentz to step down

For more than a dozen years, he directed the Harvard Art Museums through a massive reimagining and relaunch



The new glass rooftop that now tops Harvard Art Museums allows natural light to filter down into the courtyard.

Art's shining future

Renewed Harvard museums to reopen in a sparkling building, showcasing evocative works



Director of Facilities Planning and Management for the Harvard Art Museums Peter Atkinson examines the Harvard Art Museums’ new rooftop designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano (photo 1). The elegant glass and steel roof (photos 2, 3) diffuses sunlight into the building’s new central circulation corridor including various galleries and arcades, and onto the iconic Calderwood Courtyard.

Let there be light

In revamped Art Museums, architect Renzo Piano’s crystalline roof acts as a ‘glass lantern,’ brightening all below