Harvard Art Museums move under 1 roof

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Posted: Nov 17, 2014 10:21 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Visitors to the Harvard Art Museums have something new to critique: the building itself.

The new facility was designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and opens to the public Sunday. It brings Harvard's Fogg, Busch-Reisinger and Arthur M. Sackler museums under one roof for the first time.

Harvard officials say the consolidation shows the museum's commitment to teaching and learning. They say it will make it easier for students, faculty, scholars and the public to explore what they bill as "one of the world's great institutions for fine arts scholarship and research."

An inaugural exhibition, Mark Rothko's Harvard Murals, is on display through July 26, 2015. It features non-invasive light technology that restores the appearance of five large-scale murals created by Rothko and commissioned by Harvard in the 1960s.