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After almost twenty years of failed plans and false starts, Harvard University has recently combined the collections of its three museums—the Fogg, the Busch-Reisinger, and the Arthur M. Sackler—into one new building designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and its local partner, the design firm Payette. The Harvard Art Museums, known as HAM, include ample galleries, studios for the conservation center, auditoriums, classrooms, viewing rooms, and even the Naumburg Room, a hidden-away Jacobean hall reconstructed as a lounge for faculty, staff, and students. HAM’s opening, six...


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