Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 2014 - RPBW - Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Harvard Art Museums, during renovation and expansion, showing the Calderwood Courtyard, January Photo: Peter Vanderwarker.

Embroidered Band  Textile  Turkish  ,  17th century  Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Nettie G. Naumburg  , 1930.389

Embroidered Band Textile Turkish , century Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Nettie G.

Katsushika Hokusai, Spray of Red Maple, Japanese, Edo period, 1615-1868, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

091914 red maples ~ leaves to turn red ~ Katsushika Hokusai, Spray of Red Maple, Japanese, Edo period, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M.

Crowning it all is a spectacular glass canopy that bathes the interiors in diffuse natural light—most strikingly in the updated Calderwood Courtyard (shown), an arcaded neoclassical atrium that serves as the complex’s center.

The Harvard Art Museums get a dramatic update from Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano gives the Harvard Art Museums a dramatic update.Eight dreamy celebrity poolsVisit the Hudson Valley’s most spectacular homesThe best of Frank GehryBoldly patterned or simply striped, Moroccan rugs add personality to any room

Katsukawa Shunsho: Actor Otani Hiroji 2nd AS KINTARO HOLDING AN UPROOTED TREE - Harvard Art Museum

Katsukawa Shunsho: Actor Otani Hiroji 2nd AS KINTARO HOLDING AN UPROOTED TREE - Harvard Art Museum

John Singer Sargent  American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England)  Two Studies of Horses  Drawing  American  ,  19th-20th century  Graphite on blue wove paper  actual: 10.3 x 8.9 cm (4 1/16 x 3 1/2 in.)

John Singer Sargent American (Florence, Italy 1856 - 1925 London, England) Two Studies of Horses Drawing American , century Graphite on blue wove paper actual: x cm x 3 in.

Ishikawa Toyonobu: TWO ACTORS AS LOVERS - Harvard Art Museum

Ishikawa Toyonobu: TWO ACTORS AS LOVERS - Harvard Art Museum

Sadatoshi: Courtesan and Her Lover Chatting - Harvard Art Museum

Sadatoshi: Courtesan and Her Lover Chatting - Harvard Art Museum

Unknown: Jumping Over a Rope - Harvard Art Museum

Unknown: Jumping Over a Rope - Harvard Art Museum

"Dog" John Singer Sargent. Graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent; their gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1931.

Graphite on off-white wove paper. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Miss Emily Sargent and Mrs. Francis Ormond in memory of their brother, John Singer Sargent; their gift to the Fogg Art Museum,

Ishikawa Toyonobu: Lovers Fighting Over a Theater Program, Edo period, - Harvard Art Museum

Ishikawa Toyonobu: Lovers Fighting Over a Theater Program, Edo period, - Harvard Art Museum

Carl Otto Czeschka Austrian (Vienna, Austria 1878 - 1960 Hamburg, Germany) Manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte (1903 - 1932) Heron, 1910-1911

Another simplistic, one color beauty :-) Carl Otto Czeschka Manufactured by Wiener Werkstätte Textile Heron, (frames with cool pieces of fabric)

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