Research Guides

Need to conduct research on a work of art in the museum's collection? Try starting with one of the library's research guides. Especially targeted to beginning students of art history, these guides will help identify published sources related to works from the MFAH art collections and general art topics.

The research guides listed below are available for download in PDF format.

General Guides

  • Untitled - Donald Judd
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    Untitled - Donald Judd

Objects in the Museum's Permanent Collection

Research on a Contemporary Artist

Color & Pigment

Pre-Columbian, Mesoamerican Art & Artifacts