Collections: Taste on the Campus

Though Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery have long been renowned, until recently the average U.S. campus art collection was apt to consist of a hodgepodge of works donated by alumni with more generosity than taste, housed in a dusty wing of the fine-arts building. Today college museums across the country aspire both to finer art and glossier quarters. In April, the University of Michigan reopened a renovated $750,000 museum, and Brown will soon break ground for a new $2,000,000 art building. Other schools that, since 1958, have opened...

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