Art History Survey Text

Looking at Art: An Art History Survey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This concise survey text offers a chance to learn about art history in front of original works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Looking at Art can serve as a companion resource to the traditional art history survey textbooks, and it is organized to complement the curriculum since the artworks included have been carefully selected as prime examples of important periods in the history of art. Looking at Art also shows the reader how to examine objects in the MFAH galleries and make comparisons between objects, world cultures, and artists’ techniques.

This text features an overview of the MFAH campus and a brief history of some of the major art collections at the MFAH. It includes entries about 23 works of art from cultures around the world, both ancient and contemporary, complete with a checklist with details about each selection. Readers will also find inside helpful strategies for writing about art and instructions for how to read an object label.

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