Reviews of Masterpiece Cards

matisse the danceFrom the influential art blog, Hyperallergic

"It’s easier to make connections and learn about the pieces [paintings] than if I simply had them on an iPad." 

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AP Art History Teachers Say...

"I was surprised by how much my high- tech, website-oriented kids like Masterpiece Cards and read them!"

D. Howard, AP Art History Teacher, S. Carolina

"I use Masterpiece Cards as an AP art history study guide. I have used them for tests, giving each student an individual Card and a set of questions, which cuts down on cheating... A wonderful tool for all Art History teachers!"

J. Tiongson, AP Art History Teacher, NJ

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AP Art History Students Say...

Professors Say...

duccio maesta"I used Masterpiece Cards in two “Introduction to Visual Arts” classes with terrific success... I highly recommend Masterpiece Cards for any professor whose goal is to have class members acquire a deep appreciation for art of all periods.”

Louisa Woodville, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

"Students enjoyed studying and using Masterpiece Cards because they can really examine each artwork individually, and have easy access to information about the art and the artist.  Students have said that unlike the typical text, they actually are learning by looking!  The Cards also promote more in-class discussion."

Marion Deshmukh, Robert T. Hawkes Professor of History, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

Above.  Detail, Duccio Maesta.

Homeschoolers Say...

Old Schoolhouse Magazine: "This product is such a wonderful resource for homeschoolers... Read more of the review - click above!

"I only wish I had these Cards when I was homeschooling my three children! I would have LOVED to have been able to make these exquisite Cards available to them.  Read more of this review from Mary Lanctot, AP Art History Instructor

Cathy Duffy Reviews say: "On the reverse of each card are the artist, artist’s life span, title, media used, time period when this artwork was completed, size, museum where it is located, and the city of that museum".

"We LOVE these Cards! We are a home schooling family and enjoy using the Cards for discussion starters.. We also might experiment with our own interpretive art or writing inspired by the work studied.  The best feature of the Cards is two-fold: quality and portability. "

A. Adair, Tampa, FL

"We received our Masterpiece Cards, looked through them and discussed several of the paintings that day!  This is a great product and we are pleased with our purchase.  I am a homeschool mom…” 

L. Hopple, Wellington, FL

No doubt about it: there has always been nudity in art, and it, along with some themes, can be inappropriate for some students. Take a look at what Bill Land, MAEd, NBCT, customer extraordinaire and an elementary school teacher in NC, flagged as unsuitable Masterpiece Cards for his young learners. 

Bloggers Say...

From Hyperallergic: "The Cards are great for those studying art history, especially at the intro college or AP high school level, but they’re a lovely way to brush up on your knowledge and find some creative inspiration."

Art Blog by Bob (Bob Duggan of Big Think) "Masterpiece Cards rides to the rescue of students and art lovers everywhere with their concise collection of 250 Cards featuring the greatest paintings from the Renaissance to the 1960s... Click above to read more.