April 22, 2012 9:11 PM Subscribe
I get to spend two months this summer in New York City, and I'm gonna hit as many art museums as I can, all genres and kinds. What should I read first to get the most out of the experience?
posted by Apropos of Something to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy visual art fine and am starting to develop some aesthetic tastes, but I have next to no intellectual background in the discipline. I want to suck up as much good on-the-ground learning with some of the best art in the world, but I want to make sure I know what it is I'm looking for. Books in all sorts of related categories - history, aesthetics, appreciation, etc - are all appreciated, so long as they require no background other than being a (reasonably) good eye.