AP Art History Experiment

A Connecticut AP Art History class experimented with the Cards.  Results?

  • 88% of students reported the Cards improved their performance on the exam.

Their teacher says: "Masterpiece Cards were the most popular non-lecture class activity of this year".

Art History Fans Say...

"I think these Cards would be a valuable acquisition for most art enthusiasts... and they are an incredible value."

C. Mitra, New York 

"Masterpiece Cards are fabulous! On a recent trip to an art museum, I found that I kept forgetting the names of artists and other details I learned during my college art history classes. With the great information on the back of the cards, the Masterpiece Cards have been the perfect memory refresher. I love them!!"

K. Marks from Washington, DC

"Masterpiece Cards are wonderful. Each Card includes a very robust description of the art and its significance along with detailed information such as medium, size and where the art can be found.

M. Girard from Alexandria, VA 

"We're enjoying Masterpiece Cards immensely. As soon as they came, we spent almost an hour looking through and pointing out artworks we already knew...and checking out the ones we didn't."

C. Jensen

Reviews of Masterpiece Cards

matisse the dancePublished March 2012:

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

Read more of this review of Masterpiece Cards from hyperallergic.com, a leading art blog.  

AP Art History Students Say...

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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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

Bloggers Say...

From Hyperallergic: "...it’s easier to make connections and learn about the pieces [paintings] than if I simply had them on an iPad." Read the entire review, please!

Art Blog by Bob.  "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.


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